4-6 Leeming Street

4-6 Leeming Street in 2017
Leeming Street in the 1960s
J W Purdy

A Queen Elizabeth's School Trust charity building

Brief History

Built in the early 20th century, 4-6 Leeming Street shares architectural similarities with its neighbours, 2, 8 and 10 Leeming Street, which would suggest the same architect was involved in its creation.

Condition

The building is of brick with ornamental belt courses — also called string courses —  and window dressings. The altered window apertures on the first floor and one on the second floor makes the façade look uneven but characterful.

It was originally three shops, two of which were combined into one unit, the third was recessed to give access to upstairs.

Suggested Works

Explore the evidence for the original shopfront and reinstate.

Current Tenant/Owner

Vacant tenancy at street level.

Queen Elizabeth’s Endowed School Trust on the Total Giving website

4-6 Leeming Street, Mansfield, UK

Comments about this page

  • This building was once about 1890 lived in by Herbert North Bingham his eldest son Herbert later had The Portland Arms died in WW1 his other son North Bingham, was a baker and became an apprentice at 1 Leeming St. North trained by Mr Mrs Boler, North had a family and built 22 Watson Avenue. I knew Edward very well and his sister, Edward farmed lower Oakham farm, now the industrial est, I can say alot more on this the food that was unsold was taken to the Workhouse and the prize cake in the central widow was on a Saturday, Edward told me he could remember cattle coming down Leeming St from farms to the cattle market. The family moved to 22 Watson Avenue after it was ready to move into as they had the house built, Edwards sister Dorothy who I knew was engaged to a Mr Witham whose family lived in The Park he was killed in WW1, it wasn’t appropriate to re marry!! There is a memorial in St Peters with Mr Withams name on the list, the Withams had the Market Hotel, Edwards other sister married Robert Moss who eventually took over the family firm Eyres furniture shop.

    By Mark Wilson (27/02/2022)

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