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Adult Education Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6322 / 52°37'56"N

Longitude: -1.1321 / 1°7'55"W

OS Eastings: 458835

OS Northings: 304183

OS Grid: SK588041

Mapcode National: GBR FHL.19

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.L33D

Entry Name: Adult Education Centre

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Last Amended: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188577

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester Holy Trinity with St John the Divine

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Adult Education Centre
(Formerly listed as United
Baptist Church)
SK 5804 SE 3/12 5.1.50
Built in 1845 as a Baptist Chapel, architect Joseph Hansom ( a Roman Catholic.)
Stuccoed building with rounded facade to street, flanked by two small
semi-circular bays forming porches. The centre section has Roman Doric/Tuscan
3/4 columns with ornamental bands forming six bays. The ground floor
has a blind arcade of moulded stucco arches, above basement windows with
corresponding arches. Triglyph frieze and plain cornice. Side bays have
"Tower of the Winds" type of ½ columns dividing each into three bays,
with plain three-panel windows below the plain frieze and cornice. Each
side has rusticated ground floor and double doors in moulded rectangular
frames with cornices on consoles. Old slate roofs to all. Including
heavy cast-iron area railings and stuccoed piers. Interior : semi-circular
on plan with moulded balcony on cast iron piers. Cast-iron piers rising
from back of balcony supporting dentilled entablature with clerestory
over with small Doric columns and console brackets between lights. Circular
ceiling with guilloche pattern.

Adult Education Centre and Nos 50, 52 and 54 (City Library) form a group.

Listing NGR: SK5883504183

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

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