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. By 2018, stretches of Abbot Penny's wall were in poor condition and at risk of localised collapse; a significant length of Abbot Clowne's wall had been propped on account of significant structural movement and Cavendish House and the niche required some urgent repairs. Comprehensive project development work has been completed with Historic England grant aid. Further investigations and preliminary work took place in 2019. A two-year programme of repairs is underway.

Site Details

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


    Building Name:
    Abbey ruins
    Abbey Park
    Unitary Authority:
    Leicester, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Leicester West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    Local authority
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 3 grade I, part in RPG grade II*
    List Entry Number(s):
    1012149 and 1074051; 1074052; 1361406

Contact Details

Nick Carter 0121 625 6860