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Feature Story: A New Beginning for Glebe Mount
A recent article in the Leicester Mercury featured a planning application for Glebe Mount, the impressive neo-Georgian house situated just inside Glebe Road, Oadby.
The house, converted to flats some years ago, may become a small day nursery with living accommodation included. The intention is to restore the ground floor rooms to their original layout and ‘to reveal, restore or reinstate the original features’.
This could be good news for what is an historically significant house. It was built in 1903 as a retirement home for Marshall Henry Pearson and his wife Jane. With Charles Bennion (the man who gifted Bradgate Park in trust to the people of Leicestershire), Pearson founded the firm which, only a few years earlier, had
become the British United Shoe Machinery Company, the first overseas subsidiary of what was then North America’s (and the world’s) largest supplier of boot and shoe making machines.