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The Thomas Cook Building

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: The Thomas Cook Building

List entry Number: 1074043


The Thomas Cook Building, 5, Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, LE1 5AD

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


District: City of Leicester

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188640

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/05/2018

SK 5804 NE 1/237

GALLOWTREE GATE (West side) No. 5, The Thomas Cook Building

(Formerly listed as The Thomas Cook Building, GALLOWTREE GATE) 31.10.72

II Dated 1894. Architects Goddard and Paget. Three storeys and attic. Ceramic front. Four bays wide. First floor with carved arches between piers with ornamental Ionic half-columns in front; balustraded balcony between. Entablature over with ornamental frieze of railway engines etc. Above this, rather similar treatment with three-light mullion and transom windows. Frieze inscribed "1841 T. Cook and Son 1894". Three-light windows to attic, single pilasters, with four small Flemish gables above. Modern shop front. This is a refacing and alteration of an earlier building. Thomas Cook died in 1892 and the facade may have been intended as a memorial to him.

Listing NGR: SK5876404591

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National Grid Reference: SK 58764 04591


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