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128-132, Granby Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6324 / 52°37'56"N

Longitude: -1.1268 / 1°7'36"W

OS Eastings: 459195

OS Northings: 304202

OS Grid: SK591042

Mapcode National: GBR FJL.67

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.N3M9

Entry Name: 128-132, Granby Street

Listing Date: 12 October 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389451

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488111

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: The Resurrection

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

718/0/10159 GRANBY STREET
12-OCT-01 (North side)


Shop premises. 1930's. By Symington, Prince and Pike. Portland stone, with green glazed tile roofs, bronze plaques and decorative ironwork. Art Deco style with metal windows. 4 storeys. Corner site. Main range symmetrical about the corner has a 12-window range in all at first floor grouped in three blocks of four windows, the first and second floors linked with decorative bronze plaques between the storeys. Reeded surrounds. The centre is slightly recessed and the range is articulated by four giant pilasters with darker capital features. Central flagpole rising through the attic feature above. This has lower windows and channelled stonework. The wing to left has a tall bank of three windows with giant architrave surrounding them and decorative mullions and jambs. The attic windows above have shaped lintels and a feature is made of the flagpoles at either end. The ground floor is similar all round and has alternating larger and smaller shopfronts with shaped heads and decorative overlights. Above are ironwork balconies to the first floor windows. INTERIOR not inspected
These well-designed shop premises, utilising the combination of fine materials and the corner site, form part of a significant group of buildings at the top of Granby Street.

Listing NGR: SK5919404197

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