Serbian Orthodox Church of St George, Rutland Street, Leicester - Leicester, City of (UA)

Built in 1823-7 by William Parsons; the chancel was added by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 1879. In use as a Serbian Orthodox place of worship in the centre of Leicester. Work to roof coverings and timber repairs, rainwater goods and drainage was funded in two phases under the joint Historic England/Heritage Lottery Fund repair grants scheme in 2014. The church fabric remains at risk from water penetration caused by the blockages of the high level rainwater disposal system, due to the proximity of churchyard trees. Plans have been submitted to open views to the church by reducing the tree cover.

Serbian Orthodox Church of St George, Rutland Street, Leicester - Leicester, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church Of St George
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1299776
  • Local Planning Authority: Leicester, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

  • Building Name: Serbian Orthodox Church of St George
  • Street Name: Rutland Street
  • Locality: Leicester
  • Unitary Authority: Leicester, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Leicester South
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Fair
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Ben Robinson 01480 412107

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England