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The Thomas Cook Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6359 / 52°38'9"N

Longitude: -1.1331 / 1°7'59"W

OS Eastings: 458764

OS Northings: 304591

OS Grid: SK587045

Mapcode National: GBR FGJ.TZ

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.K0NK

Entry Name: The Thomas Cook Building

Listing Date: 31 October 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074043

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188640

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

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/05/2018

SK 5804 NE

No. 5, The Thomas Cook Building

(Formerly listed as The Thomas Cook Building, GALLOWTREE GATE)


Dated 1894. Architects Goddard and Paget. Three storeys and attic. Ceramic front. Four bays wide. First floor with carved arches between piers with ornamental Ionic half-columns in front; balustraded balcony between. Entablature over with ornamental frieze of railway engines etc. Above this, rather similar treatment with three-light mullion and transom windows. Frieze inscribed "1841 T. Cook and Son 1894". Three-light windows to attic, single pilasters, with four small Flemish gables above. Modern shop front. This is a refacing and alteration of an earlier building. Thomas Cook died in 1892 and the facade may have been intended as a memorial to him.

Listing NGR: SK5876404591

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

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