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Leicester Fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6249 / 52°37'29"N

Longitude: -1.1278 / 1°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 459140

OS Northings: 303369

OS Grid: SK591033

Mapcode National: GBR FHN.ZY

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.N951

Entry Name: Leicester Fire Station

Listing Date: 3 November 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263404

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432378

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Castle

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Holy Spirit

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/11/2015


SK 5803-5903
9/10015


LEICESTER,
LANCASTER ROAD,
LEICESTER FIRE STATION

GV II


Fire Station. 1925-27. Designed by A. E. and T. Sawday. Steel framed and brick with hipped
pantile roof. Front range with garages for 8 fire engines, offices and recreational hall, attached
rear range with servicing garages and hose drying tower. Neo-Georgian style front range, 2
storey, 15 windows with a 9 window centre with slightly projecting 5 window centre with
raised parapet. Central projecting porch with glazed double doors and overlight, in rusticated
brick surround with multiple keystones, and above a moulded parapet with metal railings and
city coat-of-arms. Eitherside 4 sets of glazed fire engine doors, and above a large central
window with margin lights and eitherside 4 windows with metal frame margin lights. Above
again a central window and a raised statue of a wyvern. Set back on eitherside 3 window
lower wings with metal frame margin lights. Rear range , linked by side walls is painted with
glazed north light steel roofs, has projecting side wings with central open canopy linked to
the 6 stage central hose drying tower. Ground floor has doorway and 3 upper balconies.
The top stage has a balcony on each face and above a clock face, topped with a metal
baluster.

Listing NGR: SK5914003368

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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