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Numbers 65-75

A Grade II Listed Building in Spinney Hills, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389424

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488083

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

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Listing Text


718/0/10166 GEDDING ROAD
10-SEP-01 65-75

GV II

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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