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17 and 19, Dore Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.627 / 52°37'37"N

Longitude: -1.1075 / 1°6'27"W

OS Eastings: 460508

OS Northings: 303627

OS Grid: SK605036

Mapcode National: GBR FNN.F4

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.Y7SC

Entry Name: 17 and 19, Dore Road

Listing Date: 9 April 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268497

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461736

Location: Leicester, LE5

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Stoneygate

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

SK 60 SW

Numbers 17 and 19


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 story. 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 sashes. All windows have glazing bars to upper sash and composite lintels. Low single storey returns under catslide roof 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. The others are; Nos 18 & 20, Linton Street (qv), 19 & 21, Great Arler Road (qv) and 59 & 61, Dunster Street (qv). 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 Home 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: SK6050803627

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