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Latitude: 52.6308 / 52°37'50"N
Longitude: -1.099 / 1°5'56"W
OS Eastings: 461076
OS Northings: 304054
OS Grid: SK610040
Mapcode National: GBR FQL.8T
Mapcode Global: WHFKP.24XH
Entry Name: Numbers 65-75
Listing Date: 10 September 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1389424
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488083
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
718/0/10166 GEDDING ROAD
Terrace of houses, now flats. c1916-18, converted to flats 1977. For the Wycliffe Society for Helping the Blind and probably by Arthur Wakerley. Red brick with pantile roof and brick ridge and end stacks. 5 projecting 2-storey porches. 10-window range at 1st floor of C20 replacement windows. An additional 3-light window in each porch supported on corbels. Door below in painted stone surround. Service doors in adjoining single-storey lean-tos at intervals. Further windows in sides of porches. To rear are various doors and windows and recent sets of steps to entrance balconies.
Forms part of a very significant group of buildings built for the blind by the Society beginning with Hunter Lodge (qv), then Wycliffe Hall (now the Sam Cooper Day Centre) (qv), then this terrace, 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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