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Bushloe House (District Council Offices)

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigston Fields, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5835 / 52°35'0"N

Longitude: -1.1147 / 1°6'52"W

OS Eastings: 460083

OS Northings: 298772

OS Grid: SP600987

Mapcode National: GBR 9PL.103

Mapcode Global: WHDJQ.VBD9

Plus Code: 9C4WHVMP+94

Entry Name: Bushloe House (District Council Offices)

Listing Date: 26 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187571

Location: Oadby and Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18

County: Leicestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Wigston Fields

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Wigston Magna All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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4/24 Bushloe House
(District Council Offices)
Offices. Formerly dwelling.C.1850 greatly increased in size C.1880.Yellow
brick with Welsh slate roof. Principal block of 2½ storeys with squared
bay window to ground floor, tripartite sash with moulded stones jambs above
3 light ½ dormer above. Former doorway recessed in projecting left hand bay.
Lower right hand range, cement rendered with painted tuck pointing to match
cross wing,of 2 storeys and 2 bays with sash windows. Deep cornice below
overhanging eaves. Broken rooflines expressing other blocks to rear. Principal
interest of the building lies in the staircase hall: 3 flight open well stair
with enclosed string and octagonal balusters. Heavy octagonal newels with
rummified acorn finials (and pendants) ramped upstanding rail with roll
moulding. Coved planked lantern above with pierced roundel motifs above and
below, the lantern itself carried on huge carved brackets and battered with
diagonally planked and ribbed ceiling. Anthemion painted glass, extending the
theme of theme of the painted wall decoration. This is attributed to
Christopher Dresser, with frieze and dado on each level, first floor dado
becoming a mid-wall panel in the stairwell. Abstract sunflower and roundel
work with geometric patterning and chevrons to ground floor. Gothic arch
doorways with short corbels and inner shafts, and stilted hoodmoulds. Panelled
ceiling of upper landing of gallery also painted.

Listing NGR: SP6008398772

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