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Tomb of Andrew Lord Rollo to the North East of St Margaret's Church

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6407 / 52°38'26"N

Longitude: -1.1359 / 1°8'9"W

OS Eastings: 458570

OS Northings: 305123

OS Grid: SK585051

Mapcode National: GBR FGH.68

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.JWBF

Entry Name: Tomb of Andrew Lord Rollo to the North East of St Margaret's Church

Listing Date: 16 May 1995

Last Amended: 19 June 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432527

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Abbey

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

In the entry for;
LEICESTER CHURCH GATE
SK 5805
4/10045 Tomb of Andrew Lord Rollo
to the NE of St Margaret's Church
GV II* (star)

the address shall be amended to read;

SK 5805 LEICESTER ST MARGARET'S WAY
4/10045 Tomb of Andrew Lord Rollo
to the NE of St Margaret's Church
GV II* (star)

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The following building shall be added to the list;

LEICESTER CHURCH GATE
SK 5805
(east side)
4/10045
Tomb of Andrew Lord Rollo
to the NE of St Margaret's Church
GV
II* (star)
Tomb. 1765. Sandstone ashlar and slate. Large rectangular tomb
raised on two steps with moulded plinth, and base topped by
moulded band. At each corner a fluted Doric pilaster
supporting a moulded entablature topped by a cornice. Each
face has a large rectangular plaque with ornate carved
pilaster panels at either. The west front has a long
inscription on the slate plaque recording the life and
exploits of Andrew Lord Rollo, died 1765, above this a slate
carved coat-of-arms which rises into the open pediment. The
remaining three fronts each have a shallow carved relief of
Lord Rollo's arms and military trophies.
This tomb is a rare and exceptionally fine example of C18
slate carving.

LEICESTER

SK5805 ST MARGARET'S STREET
(South side)
Tomb of Andrew Lord Rollo to the NE
of St Margaret's Church


Listing NGR: SK5857005123

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