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Hunter Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6307 / 52°37'50"N

Longitude: -1.0999 / 1°5'59"W

OS Eastings: 461017

OS Northings: 304039

OS Grid: SK610040

Mapcode National: GBR FQL.2V

Mapcode Global: WHFKP.24HL

Entry Name: Hunter Lodge

Listing Date: 10 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389422

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488081

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

718/0/10164 GWENDOLEN ROAD
10-SEP-01 138
Hunter Lodge


Row of houses, now local authority hostel. 1897. By Arthur Wakerley for the Wycliffe Society for the Blind on land given by the architect. Red Brick with slate roof and brick ridge and end stacks. Plain and fishscale tiles to pentice roof. Simplified Queen Anne style with Dutch gables to wings. Originally row of 6 houses, projecting wings on ends with recessed centre having long pentice of canted bays. 2 storeys with attic in wings. In all a 6-window range at first floor of 8/2 sashes with paired 6/1 sashes in the wings. In the centre are 4 canted bays, each with 4/1: 8/2: 4/1 sashes. To sides of bays are part-glazed panelled doors with overlights. On the wings are a 6/1 paired sash to ground floor and an 8/2 sash to the attic. Gauged brick flat arches with keyblocks to all windows except bays, those to groundfloor on wings are basket-arched. In the centre of the front is a plaque in cut and moulded brick with curved pediment. Inscription reads 'Erected by the Wycliffe Society for helping the blind on site presented during his mayoralty by Alderman Arthur Wakerey 1897-8. The row were converted to a hostel in 1967-70 but the front is unaltered.
Forms part of a very significant group of buildings built for the blind by the Society beginning with this row, 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 Lodge (qv). This embodied the ideas of the 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: SK5884804837

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