Heritage Statement, Leicester
A Heritage Statement was undertaken regarding a planning application for the conversion of former outbuildings into serviced offices.
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- Recent archaeological investigations revealed evidence of medieval ridge and furrow
- Good surviving example of a modest mid-Victorian country house and associated estate
- Collectively designated as a Locally Listed Building
The mid to late 19th century coach house/stable block was regarded as a heritage asset of Medium significance, due to its close association with the former mid-19th century mansion of Meadow House and the adjoining cottage of The Lodge, built in 1876.
All three buildings were considered together to represent a good surviving example of a modest mid-Victorian country house and associated estate and are collectively designated as a Locally Listed Building.
This group of historic buildings also occupies a prominent position at the northern entrance to Humberstone Park, a Locally Listed municipal public park created in 1928-29 out of the former Meadow House estate.
The Heritage Statement supported the proposed conversion of the outbuildings in heritage terms, subject to retention of various key elements.