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19 and 21, Great Arler Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Knighton, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6085 / 52°36'30"N

Longitude: -1.1238 / 1°7'25"W

OS Eastings: 459431

OS Northings: 301555

OS Grid: SK594015

Mapcode National: GBR FJV.VS

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.QP2L

Entry Name: 19 and 21, Great Arler Road

Listing Date: 9 April 1996

Last Amended: 2 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268498

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461737

Location: Leicester, LE2

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Knighton

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Emmaus Team

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 50 SE
17/10050

LEICESTER,
GREAT ARLER ROAD,
Numbers 19 and 21

II

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 single brick ridge stack. Brick 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 sashes. All windows have glazing bars under composite lintels. Rendered gable and side gables. Low single storey returns under catslide roofs with single off-centre recessed doorways.

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 17 & 19, Dore Road (qv), Nos 18 & 20, Linton Street (qv), and Nos 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 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.

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Listing NGR: SK5943101555

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