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Latitude: 52.6315 / 52°37'53"N
Longitude: -1.1394 / 1°8'21"W
OS Eastings: 458342
OS Northings: 304099
OS Grid: SK583040
Mapcode National: GBR FFL.FK
Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.G3NY
Entry Name: Chantry House
Listing Date: 5 January 1950
Last Amended: 14 March 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1074791
English Heritage Legacy ID: 188749
Location: Leicester, LE2
County: City of Leicester
Unitary Authority Ward: Castle
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Leicester St Mary de Castro
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
(Newarke Houses Museum)
(Formerly listed under
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
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