Newarke Wall (Along north west end of Gardens of Newarke Houses Museum), the Newarke - Leicester, City of (UA)

Wall, c1423, which formed the boundary of St Mary-de-Castro and The Newarke. Coursed stone with ramp coping. Approximately fifteen feet high. Stone walling has suffered slow decay over many years - there has been significant weathering of walling material and dressings. Deterioration has been exacerbated by past inappropriate repairs including cement based pointing mortars. There is potentially damaging woody rooted plant growth also. Leicester City Council had hoped to undertake repairs in 2020/21 but its funding is currently targeted at higher priority repair work elsewhere in the city.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Newarke Wall, Along North West End Of Gardens Of Newarke Houses Museum
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    Local Planning Authority:
    Leicester, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Town defences


    Building Name:
    Newarke Wall (Along north west end of Gardens of Newarke Houses Museum)
    Unitary Authority:
    Leicester, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Leicester South

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    Local authority
    Listed Building grade II*, SM, CA

Contact Details

Nick Carter 0121 625 6860