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County Court (Including Remains of Castle), Leicester

Description: County Court (Including Remains of Castle)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188600

OS Grid Reference: SK5822204190
OS Grid Coordinates: 458222, 304190
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6324, -1.1412

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE3 5DR

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Listing Text

County Court
(including Remains of
SK 5804 SW 2/25 5.1.50
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 Cll 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 possibiy C14. Original dungeons. C19 alterations. Mid/late
C19 addition at rear. The Great Hall and Dungeons are A.M.

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: SK5822204190

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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