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Chantry House, Leicester

Description: Chantry House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188749

OS Grid Reference: SK5834204099
OS Grid Coordinates: 458342, 304099
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6315, -1.1394

Location: 12 Castle View, Leicester LE8 6EP

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE8 6EP

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Chantry House
(Newarke Houses Museum)
(Formerly listed under
Castle View)
SK 5804 SW 2/113A 5.1.50
Circa 1511, three storey stone rubble building with ashlar quoins and
windows, slate roof with gable ends. Founded by William Wigston as chantry
for two priests. Restored. Three storeys, four windows, all renewed
two-light moulded stone mullion casements rectangular heads with moulded
labels, leaded panes. Also renewed central stone doorway with Tudor arch
fanlight and label. Two buttresses up to second storey. Moulded stone
string at second floor level. Moulded brick cornice. Staricase tower
at rear. Interior: ground floor four-centred arch stone fireplace, close-set
timber studding to partition wall. Reconstructed stone newel staircase
at rear. Frist floor two-centred chamfered arch stone fireplace. A.M.

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

Listing NGR: SK5834204099

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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