Fairfield Preparatory School, Leicester Road, Loughborough (Locally Listed)

Geo: 52.7667, -1.2017
Date ListedThu 17th June, 2004
CategoryLocally Listed Building
AddressFairfield Preparatory School Leicester Road Loughborough LE11 2DU
GradeLocally Listed
Grid ReferenceSK5396319092

Originally a Private House, once home to the White family, hosiery manufacturers. Early C19, perhaps built 1823. Acquired by Loughborough Endowed Schools and adapted for use as a Preparatory School. Neoclassical styling but remodelled beyond recognition from original 2 storey Regency building. Generally, smooth render on stucco relieved by stone/stucco string courses, pilasters and window dressings. Part hipped and part pitched slate roofs. Deep eaves. 2 gable stacks. 2 & 3 storeys. 3 storey wing later, perhaps mid C19. A number of 2 light vertical sliding sash windows may be original. Various C19 & C20 minor alterations. Overall appearance compromised by insensitive C20 brick additions.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.