Symingtons Factory

11 Aug 2002
Symingtons Factory, Adam And Eve Street, Market Harborough, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7NB
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Symingtons Factory, 11 Church Square, Market Harborough, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7NB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5303 (East Side) No 11 (Symingtons Factory) SP 7387 1/6 II GV


1884. Listed for that part including the frontage to Church Square, south of No 10 and extending east of this to include the facade along Adam and Eve Street.

Red brick with slate roof. This building with its tower forms a landmark in association with the church spire in the town centre. North end of Church Square facade contains large square tower. Red brick with outer brick pilasters, eaves cornice and coped parapet. Truncated pyramidal roof terminates in domed cupola and is interrupted, near the top of the tower, by 4 louvred vents forming a continuous band on each facade. The roof curves out above this and is supported on arched brackets above the louvred panels. 5 storeys, top one has a band of 5 windows; below, 4-light window with mullions, transom and large round-arched light, with radial glazing bars, overall. 1st and 2nd floors have 3 sashes; ground floor advanced under penthouse roof, 5-light window with mullions. Angled corner section of 3 storeys 3 windows, eaves cornice and parapet rising in centre. Corner entrance.

Facade to Adam and Eve Street of 4 storeys with eaves cornice and parapet. Centre large gable with window rank in round-arched recess, flanked by 2 windows to west (1st and 2nd floor now bricked up), and 2 pairs of windows to east. Flanking these, paired smaller gables, then 2 pairs of windows to east and 2 single ones to west. This facade terminated, at west end, by large gable similar to centre.

All top windows below gables have round-arched top lights with radial glazing.

Brick mullions to top storey windows, those between gables with flat arches, all others with segmental arches. The eastern part of No 11 and its tower in Church Square, are prominent features in many near and distant views of the town centre.

Listing NGR: SP7340687284


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2173 IOE Records taken by Pamela Weston; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Pamela Weston. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Weston, Pamela

Rights Holder: Weston, Pamela


Brick, Slate, Victorian Factory, Monument <By Form>, Industrial, Industrial Building