Former County Court and remains of castle

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1200622
Date first listed:
05-Jan-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
14-Mar-1975
Statutory Address:
Leicester Castle, Castle View, Leicester, LE1 5WH

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Location

Statutory Address:
Leicester Castle, Castle View, Leicester, LE1 5WH

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
City of Leicester (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 58222 04190

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/05/2018

SK 5804 SW 2/25

CASTLE VIEW Leicester Castle Former County Court and remains of Castle

(Formerly listed as County Court (including remains of Castle) CASTLE YARD)

5.1.50

GV The front of circa 1695 a pleasing red brick single storey and attic range, early stone plinth, seven windows, centre breaking forward with two, and double entrance door under a Venetian window, in which the centre has 'Gothic' glazing bars. Remaining windows have flat arches of brick with modern tall two-light mullion/transom casements in heavy moulded frames. Central segmental headed doorway with fanlight and panelled doors. Good heavy modillion eaves cornice and open modillion pediment over centre. Band at sills. Two pedimented dormers. End elevation has large C18 round-arch window with intersecting glazing bars.

Built on site of castle of which the C11 or C12 Great Hall has been converted to modern Assize Court. Although much altered it was originally aisled, 84 ft by 58 ft and said to be the oldest surviving aisled and bay-divided hall in Europe. The roof is possibly C14. Original dungeons. C19 alterations. Mid/late C19 addition at rear. The Great Hall and Dungeons are a Scheduled Monument.

All the listed buildings in Castle Street, Castle View and Castle Yard together with Skeffington House, the Iron Gates, Chantry House and Newarke Wall all in The Newarke form a group.

Listing NGR: SK5822204190

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
188600
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 17 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/03056/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Arnold. Source Historic England Archive
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