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59 Highcross Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6364 / 52°38'11"N

Longitude: -1.1393 / 1°8'21"W

OS Eastings: 458346

OS Northings: 304643

OS Grid: SK583046

Mapcode National: GBR FFJ.GS

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.GZQR

Entry Name: 59 Highcross Street

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Last Amended: 28 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188664

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 The Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 18/07/2018

SK 5804
7/119

HIGHCROSS STREET (east side)
No 59

(Formerly listed as Nos 59 and 59 1/2, HIGH CROSS STREET, previously listed as No 59)

5.1.50

II
Large town house. Late C18. Red brick; slate roof. Central entrance hall with stairs to rear; service area to left contained within main range and converted into a separate dwelling in early-mid C19. Three storeys.

Exterior: five-window range, regular, originally symmetrical. Moulded eaves cornice; plat band. All windows under wedge brick arches; twelve-pane hornless sashes to first floor; Nine-pane to second floor. Much altered shop front (at time of survey). Ground floor rendered with two renewed twelve-pane sash windows to right of central doorway with bricked-in side panels under large semi-circular traceried fanlight. Left return with unhorned sash windows; slightly projecting stepped porch, the doorway moulded with plain glazed fanlight; six-panel door. Right hand wall rebuilt.

Interior: (partly inspected) with dog-leg stair (moulded tread ends, stick balusters and turned newels); deeply chamfered ceiling beams; some cornices and a simple marble fireplace surround to first floor. Gypsum floor to attic.

Listing NGR: SK5834604643

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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