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Exchange Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6349 / 52°38'5"N

Longitude: -1.1279 / 1°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 459113

OS Northings: 304486

OS Grid: SK591044

Mapcode National: GBR FHK.YB

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.N12B

Entry Name: Exchange Building

Listing Date: 6 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480819

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: The Resurrection

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

718/8/10147 Leicester
06-JUL-00 (Northwest side)
34 - 50
Exchange Building
(South side)
61 - 67
Exchange Building

Shops and offices. 1888. Designed by Stockdale Harrison of Leicester. Red brick with blue brick and ashlar dressings. 3 storey.
Main front to Rutland Street has 13 windows arranged unsymmetrically either side of tall off-centre main entrance. Moulded ashlar doorway has wrought iron gates and dated cartouche with panel above inscribed EXCHANGE BUILDINGS. Above a 4 sash window divided by ashlar mullions, above again a round headed window with 4-lights below and a moulded brick and ashlar arch to a semi-circular window with carved keystone. Square tower projects above with triple sash window, brick parapet and square corner finials topped with a square hipped plain tile roof with tall lead finials. Either side original wooden shopfronts with recessed doorways and overlights and large plate glass windows with smaller top lights with leaded tracery, wooden pilasters between each window and continuous moulded wooden fascia boards above. Similar shopfronts continue around canted corners at either end and on to side facades to Halford Street and Wigston Street. First floor has 5 canted oriel windows to right and 6 similar windows to left all with plain tile hipped roofs and upper windows with margin lights. Second floor has slightly irregular alternating double sashes and triple sashes in round headed opening with terracotta infill. Similar fenestration to canted corners at either end and on facade to Halford Street. Wigston Street facade has plainer fenestration with single light central window flanked by triple windows on first floor and round headed single window above flanked by pairs of sash windows.

Listing NGR: SK5911304486

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