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Latitude: 52.6338 / 52°38'1"N
Longitude: -1.1274 / 1°7'38"W
OS Eastings: 459153
OS Northings: 304364
OS Grid: SK591043
Mapcode National: GBR FJK.2Q
Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.N2C5
Entry Name: Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Listing Date: 30 March 1992
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1074754
English Heritage Legacy ID: 188862
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: The Resurrection
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/05/2018
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
(Formerly listed as Leicestershire Guild for the Disabled, COLTON STREET)
Former hall and workshops for the Leicestershire Guild for the Disabled. In use as an Hindu temple from about 2014. Built 1909, designed in A & T.E. Sawday's office probably by Ralph Bedingfield. Red brick (with some black headers); Swithland slate roof. Principal hall with attached offices and (to rear) the 'Queen Alexandra Industrial Hall' (or workshop).
Single storey with gallery to street giving a two-storeyed front elevation. This has stone coped gable with segmental pedimented finial that extends down to frame small attic window in aedicule. 2:3:2-light first floor windows (lighting gallery) in stone surround, slightly bowed under segmental superordinate stone arch. Massive segmental stone arch to central entrance with one set of three small windows to either side. Rusticated brick pilasters. To right a secondary entrance under swept-down roof. Hall top lit by segmental dormers.
Internally the hall simply detailed; some Art Nouveau glass. Integral wall painting of Christ raising the Crippled Man. Industrial Hall lit by clerestory. An excellent design making use of top lighting on a cramped industrial site. Strong Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau style by a good provincial architectural practice.
Listing NGR: SK5915304364
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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