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Latitude: 52.6345 / 52°38'4"N
Longitude: -1.1386 / 1°8'18"W
OS Eastings: 458396
OS Northings: 304429
OS Grid: SK583044
Mapcode National: GBR FFK.MH
Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.H11N
Entry Name: Wyggeston House
Listing Date: 5 January 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1074008
English Heritage Legacy ID: 188659
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: Leicester St Martin
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
HIGH CROSS STREET
No 18 (Wyggeston House)
SK 5804 SW 2/50 5.1.50
Part circa 1760. Part circa 1500. Good red brick front of circa 1760
with stucco bands, and superimposed over the bands and through all storeys
giant Adam-style angle pilasters. Wood modillion eaves cornice. Moulded
stone plinth. Three storeys. Five windows. Rubbed flat brick arches
to first and second floors, sashes with glazing bars. Ground floor windows
have round heads and radial glazing bars. First floor centre window has
segmental pediment and panel of balusters below. Good wood doorcase with
open pediment and traceried fanlight (a second fine fanlight in entrance
hall), fielded panel door. Passage door at side with blocked window spaces
to each storey above. Slate roof with gabled ends. Good early C16 rear
wing, timber-framed on sloping stone plinth, two storeys, upper floor
oversails on brackets. Moulded bressumer. Ground floor windows extend
whole length of range with wood mullions and posts with castellated capitals.
Upper storey has casement windows and old slate roof with gabled ends.
The very fine contemporary painted glass from this building has been removed
to the Museum. Interior of C18 front part: ground floor room with plaster
frieze and doorcase with cornices and friezes. Two good slate fireplaces
of period in second floor room. Staircase with column newels, plain balusters
and moulded handrail, and gothic frieze to ceiling cornice. Recent restoration.
Now a museum of costume. A.M.
Listing NGR: SK5839604429
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