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. Foundation walls (c1930) are in fair condition but stretches of Abbot Penny's stone wall are in poor condition and at risk of localised collapse. A significant length of Abbot Clowne's wall has suffered notable structural movement and was propped in 2018. Cavendish House and the niche require some urgent repairs. A detailed condition and archaeological assessment has been completed with Historic England grant aid. Further investigations and urgent repairs are planned during 2019.

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:
    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:
    A
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 3 grade I, part in RPG grade II*
    List Entry Number(s):
    1012149 and 1074051; 1074052; 1361406