More about listed buildings

Recently listed buildings/structures in the borough

Shenton war memorial

The most recently listed structures in the borough are:

Hinckley Former Constitutional Club, 8-14 Station Road, Hinckley

In the first years of the 20th century, a competition was launched to design Hinckley's new constitutional club. The new constitutional club was proposed to be located on an empty plot on the corner of The Horsefair and Station Road, with this area of Hinckley seeing much development after the construction of the neighbouring Free Library (Grade II) in 1888. The commission was won by W T Orton, a Hinckley architect, with the contractors Greaves and Farmer, also of Hinckley, instructed to complete the work. Construction was begun in November 1901 with the building completed and opened in August 1902. 

The building is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
Architectural interest:

  •  The building is a skilful and elaborate design by Midlands-based architect W T Orton, with Queen Anne and Art Nouveau influences producing a successful eclectic composition
  •  Despite alteration, the building remains of high quality with particularly good detailing to the principal facade with stone carvings, shaped gables, cupola and wrought iron railings

Historic interest:

  •  As a surviving constitutional club with legible large billiard room and public speaking balconies on the first floor, showing the status and functioning of these organisations in the early 20th century

Group value:

  •  The building forms a strong group with the adjacent Free Library (Grade II) and other contemporary buildings on Station Road

The Forge, House and attached boundary wall, 13-15 Park Street, Market Bosworth 

In pre-industrialised England, blacksmiths’ workshops were where small scale domestic, commercial and agricultural ironwork was produced and repaired, and where horse-shoeing was carried out. These workshops were common in most communities up until the 20th century by which point they mainly specialised in work for horses, or architectural pieces such as gates and railings. By the later-20th century many blacksmiths’ workshops had been either demolished or converted to other uses.

The building is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural Interest:

  •  Architecturally the function of the blacksmith’s forge can be determined from its floor plan and utilitarian design
  •  The house is a vernacular take on the restrained town house of the late 18th century
  •  Internally, the forge survives well, retaining hearths, anvil blocks and other fixtures related to ironworking

Historic Interest:

  •  The forge illustrates how the essential commodity of ironwork was produced for local markets from the 18th to 20th centuries
  •  Together the house and forge are an interesting survival, illustrating aspects of domestic and commercial life in a market town

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Last updated: 07/03/2023 09:08