Architectural drawings of Belgrave Hall, Leicester

Scope and Content

Measured drawings of Belgrave Hall, Leicester, including elevation of the front of the house, elevation of the wrought iron gates to the road, detail of lead rain water heads on the garden elevation, details of the front door, general view and details of the garden elevation.

Administrative / Biographical History

Belgrave Hall in Leicester was constructed in 1709 for Edmund Cradock, a hosiery merchant. It was given to the Council in 1936 and opened as a museum.

Alfred Godwin Geeson (1898-1955) trained as an architect at the City of Leicester School of Arts and Crafts between 1919 and 1924. He later became a teacher of building and architecture, becoming Head of the Department of Building at City College and Art School, Norwich. He was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and was a RIBA Grissell Prizeman and Gold Medallist. He wrote several textbooks on building construction and decoration, such as Building Science for Students of Architecture and Building, The Practical Painter and Decorator, and General Building Repairs.

Access Information

Available for general access. It is advisable to make an appointment with the Archivist if you wish to consult this collection.

Acquisition Information

It is unclear how the drawings came to the Archive. They were in a folder labelled "Post graduate diploma Architectural Conservation, School of Architecture" and it is possible that they were used for teaching this course.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Katharine Short, Archivist, March 2013.

Related Material

A biographical file on Geeson is available at the RIBA British Architectural Library.