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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.


List entry Number: 1074233



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Hinckley and Bosworth

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Feb-1979

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188186

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SP 4293 NE TOWN OF HINCKLEY STATION ROAD (east side) 16/56 No 3 (Former Library) and 8.2.79 No 5


Library of 1888 built to the designs of Isaac Barradale of Leicester and combining Arts and Crafts details with elements of William and Mary inspiration. The adjoining Council Offices were added in 1903 by the Town Surveyor F.C. Cook in a sympathetic but less original style. Red brick with restrained ashlar dressings, and steeply pitched plain tile roofs with stepped gable parapets incorporating chimney stacks. The library to the left is of one and 2-storeys. Twin narrow stepped gables linked by a miniature arch mark. The 3 window bays to the right, the windows being contained through two storeys by narrow arched recesses. The left hand (north) end has a similar but taller gable above the entrance with a terracotta architrave and "Free Library" inscribed in an Arts and Crafts script. The left and right hand gables are separated by a square bay with mullioned and transomed window. Lower twin gables of similar design to the left hand return with the unusual but sensitively detailed feature of shallow concave swept buttresses to the corner. A single-storey range of close-set segmental arched windows extends to the rear, lighting the former lending room and terminating in another stepped gable break. Decorative details are restrained and sharply detailed in brick; string courses, narrow keystones and vertical fillets with ashlar scrolled consoles as kneelers to the gables. 2 storey council offices to the right with shaped gables, arcaded windows, fluted brick pilasters and a central entrance with segmental pediment, and fanlight.

Listing NGR: SP4264693764

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National Grid Reference: SP 42646 93764


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