Author Topic: Preserved Slum Housing in Leicester  (Read 2520 times)

ronalde300

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Preserved Slum Housing in Leicester
« on: 20:09:41, 18/01/13 »
Hello to Leicester. We are an elderly couple, originally natives of Leicester but who now live away. Recently we saw photos of the old housing areas from the 1930s (described these days as slums) until they were cleared. We also read about houses being preserved for historical reasons and it was said that these could be found in King street.Have searched for them but no joy.


    Can anyone help please.? 

Rob

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Re: Preserved Slum Housing in Leicester
« Reply #1 on: 23:41:37, 28/02/13 »
Hello,  the preserved housing does still exist, sadly it is not really visible from the road, they are behind the houses on King St  opposite Marquis St. If you go there you will see some iron gates in an archway with Cramant Cottages on the gates, those gates are the entrance to the houses. The property is used so you might have to make a call to arrange a visit.


Alternatively there is what I believe to be the last true slum houses left on garden Street just off Belgrave Gate, they are boarded up and in poor condition but worth a look while they still stand.


Hope this helps, Rob

ronalde300

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Re: Preserved Slum Housing in Leicester
« Reply #2 on: 11:31:22, 01/03/13 »
Hello Newbie,
                      Kind of you to reply and exactly the information we were hoping for. We are visiting Leicester soon and will prowl around to see the places.
                     Thanks again

Edgy

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Re: Preserved Slum Housing in Leicester
« Reply #3 on: 13:21:40, 15/04/13 »
Rob, can't the council renovate and add to the stock?

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