List entry

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: COUNTY COURT (INCLUDING REMAINS OF CASTLE)

List entry Number: 1200622

Location

COUNTY COURT (INCLUDING REMAINS OF CASTLE), CASTLE YARD

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: I

Date first listed: 05-Jan-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Mar-1975

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188600

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CASTLE YARD 1. 5304 County Court (including Remains of Castle) SK 5804 SW 2/25 5.1.50 GV 2. The front of circa 1695 a pleasing red brick single storey and attic range, early stone plinth, seven windows, centre breaking forward with two, and double entrance door under a Venetian window, in which the centre has 'Gothic' glazing bars. Remaining windows have flat arches of brick with modern tall two-light mullion/transom casements in heavy moulded frames. Central segmental headed doorway with fanlight and panelled doors. Good heavy modillion eaves cornice and open modillion pediment over centre. Band at sills. Two pedimented dormers. End elevation has large C18 round-arch window with intersecting glazing bars. Built on site of castle of which the Cll or C12 Great Hall has been converted to modern Assize Court. Although much altered it was originally aisled, 84 ft by 58 ft and said to be the oldest surviving aisled and bay-divided hall in Europe. The roof is possibiy C14. Original dungeons. C19 alterations. Mid/late C19 addition at rear. The Great Hall and Dungeons are A.M.

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





Listing NGR: SK5822204190

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National Grid Reference: SK 58222 04190

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