Friday, August 06, 2010

Wheatsheaf Works, Leicester

This is part of the colossal former Co-operative Wholesale Society boot and shoe factory in Knighton Fields Road East.

According to the Heritage Gateway website the factory is Grade II listed, It was built in 1891 and extended in 1900, making it the largest footwear factory in the world when it was completed.

There is also a small theatre, dated 1920, on the site. It appears to be the only part of the complex still in use.

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