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The Gate House, Leicester

Description: The Gate House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188592

OS Grid Reference: SK5826704207
OS Grid Coordinates: 458267, 304207
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6325, -1.1405

Location: Castle Yard, Leicester LE1 5WN

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE1 5WN

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Listing Text

Nos 20 and 22
SK 5804 SW 2/20 5.1.50 (The Gate House)
Built 1445-59. Picturesque building with brick and stone ground floor
and above of timber-framing with close-set studding. Two storeys with
right-hand three-storey oversailing coved gable end with carved barge-
boards. Some modern and some C18 fenestration. Six windows, C18 sashes
with glazing bars some restored, and casements with leaded panes. Doorway
on right. On left first floor oversails with carriageway through to Castle
Yard with heavily moulded jambs and lintel braced at angles with continuous
moulding forming elliptical arch. The wing at rear facing Castle Yard
is brick faced and there is a small C18 red brick addition.

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

Listing NGR: SK5826704207

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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