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Richard Harris and Sons Factory

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6307 / 52°37'50"N

Longitude: -1.1324 / 1°7'56"W

OS Eastings: 458816

OS Northings: 304012

OS Grid: SK588040

Mapcode National: GBR FGL.ZV

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.K4ZL

Entry Name: Richard Harris and Sons Factory

Listing Date: 15 February 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380130

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479626

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


718/3/10138 (West side)
15-FEB-00 35
Richard Harris and Sons Factory


Hosiery warehouse, now industrial units. c.1845, probably by William Flint of Leicester for the noted hosiery manufacturer, Richard Harris. Extended in the same style 1851 by Flint & Wickes, 1856 by Flint & Shenton, 1866 and 1867, by Shenton & Baker. All these firms were successors to William Flint's practice. Used as a hosiery warehouse by Pool, Lorrimer & Tabberer, c.1890-c.1970. Converted 1974.

Red brick, with ashlar dressings and hipped welsh slate roofs with skylights and various coped stacks. Italianate style. Plinth, rusticated quoins, string courses, moulded eaves cornice with modillions. 3 storeys plus basement. Approximately square plan, 15 x 13 windows. Windows are mainly C19 plain sashes with segmental white brick heads.

Entrance front to King Street, 9 windows, has to right the main doorway, remodelled 1867. Round arched doorway with rusticated surround and keystone, moulded 6-panel margin stile door and plain fanlight. Above, a window with moulded surround, volutes, keystone and voussoir head. Marlborough Street front, 15 windows, has regular fenestration. Duke Street front, 13 windows, has regular fenestration, mainly C19 glazing bar sashes, some to the ground floor partly reglazed. The fifth window is replaced by a C20 loading door. In the ninth bay, a pair of cart doors, with a segmental headed rusticated surround. The windows above this bay are tripartite. In the twelfth bay, a C20 doorway, with a half-window to left, and a blank to right.

INTERIOR: Round cast iron columns carrying wooden floors.

Listing NGR: SK5881604012

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

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