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Statutory Address:

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

Blaby (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 56987 95558



SP59 NE THE DRIVE (West side)

1/29 The School



School, built by the Leicester Poor Law Union for the cottage homes in 1884. Architect I. Baradale. Brick with Welsh slate roof. Built in 3 distinct units around a small playground. The main block in the centre is very plain, one and a half storeys with a steep Welsh slate roof and one gabled dormer window. It is linked on the left by two semi-circular brick arches, one giving access through to the yard, and the other forming a window opening for a school office, in the left hand wing. There is a 4 light timber mullioned window in the first floor of the gable end of this wing and below it is a pair of French windows, flanked by a single light wooden casement. Wide overhanging eaves with exposed purlins in the gable. On the outer slope of the roof are 3 dormer windows, 2 smaller ones flanking a central larger dormer. These have 3 lights and 4 lights respectively. The right hand wing has a similar set of dormers on its outer slope. The same high gable and steeply pitched roof with an eliptical arched window in the gable. On the ridge a timber and lead bellcote and spire with crucifix.

Listing NGR: SP5698795558


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

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Date: 01 Aug 2000
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