Abbey ruins, precinct walls, and remains of Cavendish House, Abbey Park - Leicester, City of (UA)

Foundations of C12 Augustinian monastery, precinct walls and remains of C17 Cavendish House in a C19 public park. The foundation walls (c1930) have been recently consolidated and are in fair condition. Stretches of Abbot Penny's stone wall are in poor condition and some sections are at risk of localised collapse. A significant length of Abbot Clowne's wall has suffered notable structural movement and has recently been propped. A retaining wall at Cavendish House has been propped for some years. Historic England has awarded the Council a grant to investigate defects and to prioritise repairs.

Abbey ruins, precinct walls, and remains of Cavendish House, Abbey Park - Leicester, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Leicester abbey and 17th century mansion and ornamental gardens
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1012149
  • Local Planning Authority: Leicester, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house

Location

  • Building Name: Abbey ruins
  • Locality: Abbey Park
  • Unitary Authority: Leicester, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Leicester West
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 3 grade I, part in RPG grade II*
  • List Entry Number(s): 1012149 and 1074052; 1361406; 1074051

Contact Details

Amanda White 01572 737021

Next steps

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