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The Residence

A Grade II Listed Building in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5543 / 52°33'15"N

Longitude: -1.161 / 1°9'39"W

OS Eastings: 456984

OS Northings: 295491

OS Grid: SP569954

Mapcode National: GBR 8ND.THW

Mapcode Global: VHCT0.T2M6

Entry Name: The Residence

Listing Date: 21 September 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361067

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188896

Location: Countesthorpe, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE8

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby

Civil Parish: Countesthorpe

Built-Up Area: Countesthorpe

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Countesthorpe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


SP59 NE THE DRIVE (West Side)

1/26 No . 5a (The Residence)



House, formerly one of the cottage homes built by the Leicester Poor Law Union
in 1884. Architect I. Baradale. Brick with Welsh Slate roof. 3 irregular
bays with left hand gabled bay projecting forward. 2 storeys. Irregular
fenestration mixing 2, 3 and 4 light windows, mostly with mullions and
transoms. Left hand gabled wing has painted plaster and timber above eaves
level with wide overhanging eaves. Single storey porch built adjacent to this
wing and the central bay of the house. Brick with deep gauged brick arch and
hood mould above. Over the porch is a balcony with a brick parapet and carved
stone coping. To the left of the porch an inscribed plaque states that "these
cottage homes were built by the Leicester Board of Guardians A.D. 1884 E.B.
Pipes Chairman". It lists the 37 Vice-Chairmen, 7 of whom formed the Cottage
Homes Committee as well as L.B. Chamberlain, Clerk, A.P. Higgs,
Superintendent, and I. Baradale, Architect.

Listing NGR: SP5698495491

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