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Latitude: 52.6394 / 52°38'21"N
Longitude: -1.1375 / 1°8'14"W
OS Eastings: 458462
OS Northings: 304981
OS Grid: SK584049
Mapcode National: GBR FFH.VQ
Mapcode Global: WHDJB.HXKF
Entry Name: Former Richard Roberts Factory
Listing Date: 28 July 2004
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391114
English Heritage Legacy ID: 492182
Location: Leicester, LE1
County: City of Leicester
Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey
Built-Up Area: Leicester
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Leicester The Abbey
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/07/2018
JUNIOR STREET (North side)
No 5, The Chimney
Former Richard Roberts Factory
(Formerly listed as Richard Roberts Factory, JUNIOR STREET)
Also Known As: Richard Roberts Factory, BURGESS STREET
Former hosiery factory. 1915. by G.Lawton Brown and Percy C. Jones for Messers Toone and Kelsey, Hosiery Manufacturers. Various shades of brick with red brick and concrete dressings. Flat roof behind parapet. Prominent brick stack to east end. English Baroque style.
Rectangular plan with irregular end to east. Three storeys and basement. Fifteen by seven bays of mostly metal-framed windows with glazing bars. Tall brick pilasters rising from a rusticated concrete base support a moulded concrete frieze and modillion cornice. Corner pavilions have concrete pilasters rising from ground floor bases of channelled rustication. Entrances in ornamental doorcases or arches at the ends of the longer fronts. At the east end are the attached lower ancillary buildings for power, etc., and towering above the factory at this point is the fine chimney which has tapering sides and an ornamental concrete top.
INTERIOR. The open-plan interior survives with a steel frame and hardwood floors. There is some coloured tiling to basement areas and staircases. Steel-truss roof.
This is a particularly imposing and carefully detailed hosiery factory of the early C20 period which was a very significant one for the East Midlands hosiery industry.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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