WYGGESTON HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1074008

Date first listed: 05-Jan-1950

Statutory Address: WYGGESTON HOUSE, 18, HIGH CROSS STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: WYGGESTON HOUSE, 18, HIGH CROSS STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: City of Leicester (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SK 58396 04429

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Details

HIGH CROSS STREET 1. 5304 (West Side) No 18 (Wyggeston House) (Costume Museum) SK 5804 SW 2/50 5.1.50 II* 2. Part circa 1760. Part circa 1500. Good red brick front of circa 1760 with stucco bands, and superimposed over the bands and through all storeys giant Adam-style angle pilasters. Wood modillion eaves cornice. Moulded stone plinth. Three storeys. Five windows. Rubbed flat brick arches to first and second floors, sashes with glazing bars. Ground floor windows have round heads and radial glazing bars. First floor centre window has segmental pediment and panel of balusters below. Good wood doorcase with open pediment and traceried fanlight (a second fine fanlight in entrance hall), fielded panel door. Passage door at side with blocked window spaces to each storey above. Slate roof with gabled ends. Good early C16 rear wing, timber-framed on sloping stone plinth, two storeys, upper floor oversails on brackets. Moulded bressumer. Ground floor windows extend whole length of range with wood mullions and posts with castellated capitals. Upper storey has casement windows and old slate roof with gabled ends. The very fine contemporary painted glass from this building has been removed to the Museum. Interior of C18 front part: ground floor room with plaster frieze and doorcase with cornices and friezes. Two good slate fireplaces of period in second floor room. Staircase with column newels, plain balusters and moulded handrail, and gothic frieze to ceiling cornice. Recent restoration. Now a museum of costume. A.M.



Listing NGR: SK5839604429

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