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Hansom Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6322 / 52°37'56"N

Longitude: -1.1321 / 1°7'55"W

OS Eastings: 458835

OS Northings: 304183

OS Grid: SK588041

Mapcode National: GBR FHL.19

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.L33D

Entry Name: Hansom Hall

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Last Amended: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188577

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 Holy Trinity with St John the Divine

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/05/2018

SK 5804 SE

Adult Education College
Hansom Hall

(Formerly listed as Adult Education Centre, previously listed as United Baptist Church)


Built in 1845 as a Baptist Chapel, architect Joseph Hansom (a Roman Catholic). Stuccoed building with rounded facade to street, flanked by two small semi-circular bays forming porches. The centre section has Roman Doric/Tuscan 3/4 columns with ornamental bands forming six bays. The ground floor has a blind arcade of moulded stucco arches, above basement windows with corresponding arches. Triglyph frieze and plain cornice. Side bays have "Tower of the Winds" type of ½ columns dividing each into three bays, with plain three-panel windows below the plain frieze and cornice. Each side has rusticated ground floor and double doors in moulded rectangular frames with cornices on consoles. Old slate roofs to all. Including heavy cast-iron area railings and stuccoed piers.

Interior: semi-circular on plan with moulded balcony on cast iron piers. Cast-iron piers rising from back of balcony supporting dentilled entablature with clerestory over with small Doric columns and console brackets between lights. Circular ceiling with guilloche pattern.

Hansom Hall and Nos 50, 52 and 54 (Former City Lending Library) form a group.

Listing NGR: SK5883504183

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

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