The Settling Rooms, Market Harborough, A508, Sainsbury Car Park, Leicestershire LE16 7FF
Set in the splendid surroundings of Sainsbury's Superstore - Market Harborough, St. Mary'S Place, Market Harborough.
Date Listed: 18 December 1992
MARKET HARBOROUGH CATTLE MARKET
The Settling Rooms
Market building incorporating clock tower, dated 1902, by Coales and
Johnson (C & J were architects of Market Harborough listed buildings
Hill House (109-113) Lubenham Hill and Robert Smythe School in
Burnmill Road) with stone work by Wlliam Allsop. Red brick with
limestone free-style dressings and detailing, clay tile roof, stone
copings to gable parapets. Double-pile two-storeyed building to left
with gable end stack to front range having stone dated in relief 'AD
1902' at base of shafts. Ground floor with 2 tripartite stone
mullioned windows with central section having arched transom; first
floor with moulded string at cill level, 3 stone mullioned windows of
2, 3 and 3 lights, windows 1 and 3 with classical moulded stone
lintels forming the eaves, window 2 has a taller central light
extending into central gable pediment.
Clock tower to right of 4 stages; stages 1 to 3 of brick, stage 4 of
Limestone ashlar. Polygonal clasping angles to stages 2 to 4. Ground
stage with lugged stone surround to arched doorway inscribed
'SETTLEMENT ROOMS' in relief above. Stone string course between
ground and second stage having waterleaf decoration at angles; second
stage with large stone achievement of Earls of Harborough; third stage
with tall 2-light mullioned window. Fourth stage with all four sides
alike, ashlar with clock face under segmental cornice and having stone
strapwork surround, white opaque glass face with copper numerals;
stone pineapples to clasping angles; ogee roof of copper surmounted
by wind vane with spiked ball finial.
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright.
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