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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHANTRY HOUSE

List entry Number: 1074791

Location

CHANTRY HOUSE, THE NEWARKE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
City of LeicesterUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 05-Jan-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Mar-1975

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188749

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

THE NEWARKE 1. 5304 (North Side) Chantry House (Newarke Houses Museum) (Formerly listed under Castle View) SK 5804 SW 2/113A 5.1.50 II* GV 2. 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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National Grid Reference: SK 58342 04099

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