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Great Central Hotel - Leicester

Great Central Hotel - Leicester

L2055. Leicester's Great Central Hotel was built by the railway company on the corner of Soar Lane and Northgate Street. Large painted letters on the roof advertised 'GREAT CENTRAL HOTEL' in all directions; to passing trains in particular. The hotel eventually passed to a local brewery but retained the name and the painted roof. However another change of ownership saw the roof letters painted out and the building becoming a night club. It was eventually demolished. This March 1977 view shows the hotel when still owned by Everards Brewery, with the Soar Lane bridge behind. The painted letters on the roof while faded, were still quite prominent at the time.
qkwRailway Hotel
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectBridges - railway bridges
bridges - Brick & Girder bridge
Buildings - Abandoned buildings
buildings - Public Houses
Railway tracks - disused trackbed
railways - railway closure
Reclamation of land - Land use
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-03
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/155
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Northgate Street, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 305000)
period - 1977-03
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.