Ulverscroft Priory ruins, Priory Lane, Ulverscroft - Charnwood

The Priory of St Mary was founded in 1134 by Robert, Earl of Leicester, and was taken over by the Augustinian order in 1174. Visible remains date to C13, C14 and C15. Parts of the outbuildings have been restored as two cottages. The Parlour/Prior's lodging is propped and has a temporary roof. A schedule of repairs was prepared several years ago, but no further progress has been made.

Ulverscroft Priory ruins, Priory Lane, Ulverscroft - Charnwood
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Ulverscroft Priory, moat and three fishponds
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1008554
  • Local Planning Authority: Charnwood
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house


  • Building Name: Ulverscroft Priory ruins
  • Street Name: Priory Lane
  • County: Leicestershire
  • District / Borough: Charnwood
  • Parish: Ulverscroft
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Charnwood
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number(s): 1008554 and 1295073