Guildhall and Cathedral conservation area, Leicester

Scope and Content

Student project exploring the buildings in the conservation area around Leicester's Guildhall and Cathedral. Close attention is paid to the buildings along Loseby Lane and Grey Friars, the Guildhall and the Cathedral. The author also briefly explores the historical background of Leicester and the history of the buildings in this area. The folder contains over 50 images of the Guildhall/ Cathedral area from the 1970s/80s. These images vary from black and white to colour photographs. There are also three appendixes at the back of the book, which contain information on building descriptions, townscape and conservation structure plans, and shop front designs in the city centre.

Administrative / Biographical History

This essay was created by P. Vyse-Widdlecombe, a student of the School of Architecture, Leicester Polytechnic.

Access Information

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Acquisition Information

This is work from a former student of Leicester Polytechnic, predecessor of De Montfort University.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

As work is mounted onto thin A3 paper it needs to be handled with a lot of care. There are already some tears on the front and back pages, as well smaller tears on the edges of the inside pages.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Copying is subject to the condition of the material and standard copyright regulations.

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