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Towles Factory, Nottingham Road, Loughborough (Locally Listed)

Geo: 52.7759, -1.1999
Date ListedThu 17th June, 2004
CategoryLocally Listed Building
AddressTowles Factory Nottingham Road/Clarence Street Loughborough LE11 1ER
GradeLocally Listed
Grid ReferenceSK5407220115
DescriptionHosiery Factory. Late C19 with C20 addition (on Clarence St). Red/brown brick with piers and terra-cotta cornice surmounting stone string course. Quite plain. Substantial stone dressed neoclassical entrance set within rounded corner ?tower? linking workshops. Flat roof with upstanding parapet and shaped gable to corner tower. 3 storeys. 10 bays fronting Nottingham Road, 6 bays fronting Clarence St (excluding extension). Prominent square boiler stack with corbelled head. Original small paned metal windows largely preserved. Extension in style of original but fenestration and brick colour contextually unhappy.

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.

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