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Building record MDR11405 - 4 Leopold Street, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian - 1871 AD to 1871 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Leopold Street, No. 4. Built in 1871 for Alderman Robert Russell, a Scots-born ironfounder and Mayor of Derby, to designs by George Henry Sheffield, who rented the finished house from Alderman Russell and lived there from 1872 to 1882. There is a group of substantial brick villas here, all by Sheffield, and all commissioned by Russell for himself and his numerous sons. (1) Large buff brick three storey neo-gothic villa, designed by George Henry Sheffield and built in 1871 for Alderman Robert Russell, Mayor of Derby. Ogee lintels, steeply pitched slate roofs, and overhanging eaves with timber brackets. The architect actually rented the finished house from Alderman Russell and lived there between 1872-1882. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 2007. 'Derby Civic Society Suggested Local List Additions', Derby Civic Society Newsletter. No. 85, pp 15-26. p 21.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Derby City Council. 2010. City of Derby Local List. p 19.



Grid reference Centred SK 35371 35590 (15m by 14m)

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2016 11:48AM

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