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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1389421
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488080
Location: Leicester, LE5
County: City of Leicester
Unitary Authority Ward: Spinney Hills
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: North Evington St Stephen
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
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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