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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
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
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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