Hansom Hall


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Adult Education College, Belvoir Street, Leicester, LE1 6QL


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Statutory Address:
Adult Education College, Belvoir Street, Leicester, LE1 6QL

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

City of Leicester (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 58835 04183


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/05/2018

SK 5804 SE 3/12

BELVOIR STREET (South Side) Adult Education College Hansom Hall

(Formerly listed as Adult Education Centre, previously listed as United Baptist Church)


GV II Built in 1845 as a Baptist Chapel, architect Joseph Hansom (a Roman Catholic). Stuccoed building with rounded facade to street, flanked by two small semi-circular bays forming porches. The centre section has Roman Doric/Tuscan 3/4 columns with ornamental bands forming six bays. The ground floor has a blind arcade of moulded stucco arches, above basement windows with corresponding arches. Triglyph frieze and plain cornice. Side bays have "Tower of the Winds" type of ½ columns dividing each into three bays, with plain three-panel windows below the plain frieze and cornice. Each side has rusticated ground floor and double doors in moulded rectangular frames with cornices on consoles. Old slate roofs to all. Including heavy cast-iron area railings and stuccoed piers.

Interior: semi-circular on plan with moulded balcony on cast iron piers. Cast-iron piers rising from back of balcony supporting dentilled entablature with clerestory over with small Doric columns and console brackets between lights. Circular ceiling with guilloche pattern.

Hansom Hall and Nos 50, 52 and 54 (Former City Lending Library) form a group.

Listing NGR: SK5883504183


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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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