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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text

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

SK 5904

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

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