Church of St Mary De Castro, Castle Yard, Leicester - Leicester, City of (UA)

Founded c1107 as a collegiate chapel attached to Leicester Castle. Fabric dates from early C13 and C14, with later C15 and C18 alterations, and 1853-4 restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott. A Heritage Lottery Fund grant was awarded in 2011 for a detailed assessment of the spire which was known to be in poor condition. The condition of masonry was such that urgent dismantling was necessary. This commenced in late 2013 and was completed in summer 2014. The church is in the process of gaining the relevant permissions for improved facilities.

Church of St Mary De Castro, Castle Yard, Leicester - Leicester, City of (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY DE CASTRO
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1074070
    Local Planning Authority:
    Leicester, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary De Castro
    Street Name:
    Castle Yard
    Locality:
    Leicester
    Unitary Authority:
    Leicester, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Leicester South
    Region:
    East Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, SM, CA