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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.

Name: 40, FRIAR LANE

List entry Number: 1074751



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: 21-Jan-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188848

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FRIAR LANE 1. 5304 (South Side) SK 5804 SE 3/39A No 40 II 2. Former Turkish Baths, now library and offices. Built 1872 to the designs of J Everard, with C20 alterations. Brick with ashlar dressings, and slate roofs. Street front, 3 storey, 7 bays. Off centre doorway with panel door and overlight, with a plain sash and 2 casements to the left, and 2 sashes and a round headed doorway with hood to the right. Above 7 irregularly spaced sashes, all with segment brick heads and ashlar keystones. Above again 3 glazing bar dormers. To the rear of the site the main octagonal bath hall, 2 storey topped with a lantern, this section is now floored in but all the original structure survives. The main octagonal hall has 8 marble columns, standing on moulded ashlar bases, supporting finely carved capitals decorated with flowers and insects. These support 8 sharply pointed and moulded ashlar arches, with complex vaulted ribs decorated with dog-tooth and brick infill. Above is an octagonal lantern, with eight pointed windows containing stained glass, and above a polychromatic brick vault. Some of the vaulted passages which lead off the main hall have finely carved ornate capitals.

Listing NGR: SK5851604242

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National Grid Reference: SK 58516 04242


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