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Registry Office (Former Poor Law Offices)

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6328 / 52°37'57"N

Longitude: -1.1347 / 1°8'4"W

OS Eastings: 458658

OS Northings: 304240

OS Grid: SK586042

Mapcode National: GBR FGL.G3

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.J2WZ

Entry Name: Registry Office (Former Poor Law Offices)

Listing Date: 9 June 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380350

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480384

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Castle

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

SK 5804 SE LEICESTER POLKINGTONS WALK
(West side)
718/3/10141
Numbers 3, 5 and 7,
Registry Office (Former
Poor Law Offices)

GV II


Poor Law Office, now Registry Office. 1883, converted mid C20. Orange brick with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Moulded ashlar plinth. 2 storey.
Main east faƗade has 11 windows arranged 3.2.1.2.3. Central slightly projecting bay has double panel doors with fanlight in round headed opening with Ionic pilaster ashlar surround topped with pediment bearing the date 1883. Above a Venetian window with unusual glazing with an ashlar surround flanked by tall Corinthian pilasters to a moulded entablature. Above again a square cupola with single round headed sash window with flanking scroll piers topped with obelisks, the whole surmounted by an entablature and dome. Either side slightly recessed 2 window sections with 2 plain sashes in elaborate ashlar surrounds with brackets supporting balconies above with stone balustrades. Upper windows in round headed ashlar surrounds with prominent keystones. Outer 3 bay wings project slightly with rusticated pilasters around two windows and a door to the right. Elaborate panel doors with overlights and plate glass sash windows. Above 3 further tall round headed sashes in elaborate ashlar surround with prominent keystones and 4 Corinthian pilaster between, each outer wing is topped by a broad pediment with carved coat-of-arms.

A very fine example of a rare building type.


Listing NGR: SK5865804240

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

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