Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Red Hill filling station, Leicester

This is Red Hill filling station. You will find it in Birstall, just outside the Leicester city boundary.

As the Daily Mail reported three years ago:
The iconic Mobil station designed by U.S. architect Eliot Noyes in the 1960s is the last remaining one of its kind in the UK. 
English Heritage has now granted the building on the A6 at Red Hill in Leicestershire Grade II listed status.
And according to the Leicester Mercury, Dr Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage, said the petrol station was "perhaps the most innovative and distinctive petrol station in England".

I photographed it on Saturday on the way to the nearby Leicester North station on the Great Central Railway.

1 comment:

Herbert Eppel said...

Nice photos, thanks. I'm surprised BP were allowed to change the corporate colour scheme/theme from the previous Esso scheme/theme. As far as I am aware, this happened after the listing.