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Leicester Fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6249 / 52°37'29"N

Longitude: -1.1278 / 1°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 459140

OS Northings: 303369

OS Grid: SK591033

Mapcode National: GBR FHN.ZY

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.N951

Plus Code: 9C4WJVFC+WV

Entry Name: Leicester Fire Station

Listing Date: 3 November 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263404

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432378

Location: Castle, Leicester, LE1

County: Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Holy Spirit

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 20/07/2018

SK 5803-5903

Leicester Fire Station

(Formerly listed under LANCASTER ROAD)

Fire Station.1925-27. Designed by A. E. and T. Sawday.

Steel framed and brick with hipped pantile roof. Front range with garages for eight fire engines, offices and recreational hall, attached rear range with servicing garages and hose drying tower.

Neo-Georgian style front range, two storey, fifteen windows with a nine window centre with slightly projecting five window centre with raised parapet. Central projecting porch with glazed double doors and overlight, in rusticated brick surround with multiple keystones, and above a moulded parapet with metal railings and city coat-of-arms. Either side four sets of glazed fire engine doors, and above a large central window with margin lights and either side four windows with metal frame margin lights. Above again a central window and a raised statue of a wyvern. Set back on either side three window lower wings with metal frame margin lights.

Rear range, linked by side walls is painted with glazed north light steel roofs, has projecting side wings with central open canopy linked to the six stage central hose drying tower. Ground floor has doorway and three upper balconies. The top stage has a balcony on each face and above a clock face, topped with a metal baluster.

Listing NGR: SK5914003368

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

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