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St Martin's Cathedral

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6347 / 52°38'4"N

Longitude: -1.137 / 1°8'13"W

OS Eastings: 458498

OS Northings: 304454

OS Grid: SK584044

Mapcode National: GBR FFK.YD

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.H1SH

Entry Name: St Martin's Cathedral

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183725

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188654

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-
GUILDHALL LANE
SK 5804 SE
SK 5804 SW (South Side)
3/48 St Martin's Cathedral
2/48
GV 5.1.50 C
The grade shall be amended to read:-

GV II*

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GUILDHALL LANE
1.
5304
(South Side)
SK 5804 SE 3/48 5.1.50 St Martin's Cathedral
SK 5804 SW 2/48
GV
2.
Parish Church of St Martin until 1927 when it became the Cathedral. From
C12 to C15 but much altered and restored in C19. Large church comprising
nave, chancel, chancel chapels, north and south aisles, outer south aisle,
west crossing tower and spire, north and south porches. Mid C13 north
and south arcades, outer south arcade C13/l4. C13 north doorway. C15
lengthening of nave. The crossing tower and tall spire in Early English
style, of 1861 and 1867 by Raphael Brandon, replaces the medieval spire.
North aisle restored 1882 by Street, south aisle in 1896 by Pearson.
Chancel chapels rebuilt 1865. South porch 1897 by Bodley. North timber
porch of 1862. Monuments: North aisle John Whatton and wives 1656 signed
by Joshua Marshall. Chancel Gabriel Newton 1746 in Rococo style busts
on large pedestal with relief carving. South chapel 1814 John Johnson,
the architect of Assembly Rooms, Hotel Street, standing figure of Hope
with anchor designed by Johnson, sculptor John Bacon the younger.

Nos 2 to 12 (even) St Martin's Cathedral and the Guildhall together with
No 20 Loseby Lane form a group also St Martin's Cathedral forms a group with
Nos 3 to 7 (odd) St Martin's East.

Listing NGR: SK5849804454

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