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 and improve access to it.

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:
    Former County Court And 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:
    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