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The Lodge at Workshops for the Blind

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6308 / 52°37'50"N

Longitude: -1.0996 / 1°5'58"W

OS Eastings: 461035

OS Northings: 304053

OS Grid: SK610040

Mapcode National: GBR FQL.4T

Mapcode Global: WHFKP.24MH

Entry Name: The Lodge at Workshops for the Blind

Listing Date: 10 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389421

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488080

Location: Leicester, LE5

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Spinney Hills

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: North Evington St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

718/0/10163 MARGARET ROAD
10-SEP-01 The Lodge at Workshops for the Blind


Caretaker's house. 1922-3. By Searle and Riley for the Leicestershire and rutalnd Institution for the Blind. Red brick with tile roof and brick end stacks. Vernacular Revival style. L-plan. 2 storeys. Internal angle of L has canted brick porch with pentice roof. Casements above and to left and right on both floors. Stack and casements on left gable end and a 4-light casement on both floors on right gable end with side stack to right.
Stands close to the Workshops for the Blind (qv) and forms part of a very significant group of buildings built for the blind by the wycliffe Society beginning with Hunter Lodge (qv), then Wycliffe Hall (now Sam Cooper Day Centre), followed by 65-75 Gedding Road (qv) and then, by the Leicestershire and Rutland Insititution for the Blind, the Workshops and this Lodge (qv). This group embodied the ideas of the Wycliffe Society as expressed in Edwin Crew's book of 1912 'City of the Blind at Leicester'.
Seaton, D., 'Light amid the shadows', Leicester, 1994.

Listing NGR: SK6023602461

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