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18 and 20, Linton Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6262 / 52°37'34"N

Longitude: -1.1086 / 1°6'31"W

OS Eastings: 460433

OS Northings: 303538

OS Grid: SK604035

Mapcode National: GBR FNN.5F

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.Y78Z

Entry Name: 18 and 20, Linton Street

Listing Date: 9 April 1996

Last Amended: 2 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268496

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461735

Location: Leicester, LE5

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Stoneygate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester St Philip

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/09/2016

SK 60 SW

Numbers 18 and 20

(Formerly listed as: LINTON STREET, Numbers 78 and 80)


Pair of semi-detached council houses. c.1922. Designed by Arthur Wakerley. Pale red Sileby common brick with darker brick dressings. Bangor slate roofs with integral roof lights and 2 short brick ridge stacks. Brick cill band, lintel bands and quoins. 2 storey.
EXTERIOR. Gabled street front has 4 ground floor windows, arranged 1:2:1, the central section projects slightly. 2 central tripartite sashes flanked by single sashes, and above 2 further sashes. All windows have glazing bars to upper sash and painted composite lintels. Low single storey returns under catslide roofs with single off-centre recessed doorways with inset roof lights.
INTERIOR, not inspected.

This pair of workers houses is one of only 4 pairs, designed by Arthur Wakerley, which survive un-altered in Leicester and which are included on the list of historic buildings. The others are Nos 17 & 19, Dore Road; Nos 19 & 21, Great Arler Road and Nos 59 & 61, Dunster Street.
Arthur Wakerley (1862-1931) designed the £299 house in 1922 as a response to the need for economic and well designed houses for workers after the Great War, the much discussed Homes for Heroes. He was an influential local politician, architect, developer, philanthropist and Chair of Leicester's first Housing and Town Planning Committee in the 1920's.

Listing NGR: SK6043303538

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

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