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Farben Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6423 / 52°38'32"N

Longitude: -1.1425 / 1°8'32"W

OS Eastings: 458122

OS Northings: 305298

OS Grid: SK581052

Mapcode National: GBR FDG.SP

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.FV66

Entry Name: Farben Works

Listing Date: 28 April 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1407101

Location: Leicester, LE3

County: City of Leicester

Civil Parish: Non Civil Parish

Unitary Authority Ward: Abbey

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

Former works, part of a worsted spinning and dyeing complex. Dated 1914. By Harding and Toppott of Leicester for W.P.Skevington. Red brick and glazed brick with reinforced concrete frame. Cast concrete decoration. Classical style. 4 storeys. 5-window range at 1st and 2nd floors of paired and recessed 6/6 sashes with band of decoration between. 10 4/4 sashes to 3rd floor with dentil cornice and parapet above. Ground floor which has glazed brick walling has entry doors to left, windows to right and a central entrance in round-arched frame with cartouche inscribed AD 1914. Monumental brackets support a band running along the front. Left side has blind brick panels and right side has fenestration similar to the front.
Interior not inspected.
This well-detailed building was added in 1914 as an extension to the Frisby Jarvis Building (q.v.). It forms with the main part and with the Slater Street School (q.v.) a significant group in this part of Leicester.

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