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Abbey Ruins, Leicester

Description: Abbey Ruins

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188560

OS Grid Reference: SK5846806007
OS Grid Coordinates: 458468, 306007
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6487, -1.1372

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE4 5AP

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There is also a scheduled monument, Leicester Abbey and 17th Century Mansion and Ornamental Gardens, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

Abbey Ruins
SK 5805 4/139 5.1.50
SK 50 NE 14/139
Founded in 1143 for Augustinian Canons. Was one of the largest of this
order in England. Only the foundation of the building remain, laid out
on lawns in Abbey Park.

Listing NGR: SK5846806007

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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