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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1380350
English Heritage Legacy ID: 480384
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
SK 5804 SE LEICESTER POLKINGTONS WALK
Numbers 3, 5 and 7,
Registry Office (Former
Poor Law Offices)
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 fa×ade has 11 windows arranged 220.127.116.11.3. 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
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