County Court including remains of Leicester Castle - John O'Gaunts cellar, Castle Yard - Leicester, City of (UA)

Building on the site of Leicester Castle, built by Robert Le Bossu c1168. The present brick facade dates to c1695. Converted to courts in 1856. Slighted in the Civil War. Repairs and conversion of the former County Court to university teaching facilities have been completed and it is no longer at risk. However, the medieval John O'Gaunt cellar is still in urgent need of repair. Ingress of water is placing the fabric at risk. In discussion with Historic England, Leicester City Council is exploring options that have the potential to stabilise the structure.

County Court including remains of Leicester Castle - John O'Gaunts cellar, Castle Yard - Leicester, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: COUNTY COURT (INCLUDING REMAINS OF CASTLE)
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1200622
  • Local Planning Authority: Leicester, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building

Location

  • Building Name: County Court including remains of Leicester Castle - John O'Gaunts cellar
  • Street Name: Castle Yard
  • Locality: Leicester
  • Unitary Authority: Leicester, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Leicester South
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I and Scheduled Monument, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1200622 and 1012147

Contact Details

Andy Hammon

Next steps

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