Grade I listed buildings in Leicester

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The War Memorial in Victoria Park was built by Edwin Lutyens in 1923. It was given listed status in 1955[1]

There are thirteen Grade I listed buildings in Leicester. In the United Kingdom, the term listed building refers to a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. Grade I structures are those considered to be "buildings of exceptional interest".[2] Listing was begun by a provision in the Town and Country Planning Act 1947. Once listed, severe restrictions are imposed on the modifications allowed to a building's structure or its fittings. In England, the authority for listing under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990[3] rests with English Heritage, a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Local authorities have a responsibility to regulate and enforce the planning regulations.

There are also ten Scheduled Monuments in Leicester, some of which are also listed buildings.

List of Grade I buildings[edit]

Name Location Date[note 1] Grid reference References Image
Abbey Ruins Abbey Park Founded 1143 SK5846806007 [4] Leicester Abbey nave and cloister.jpg
Abbot Penny's Wall, forming West and north boundary to Abbey Lane and Abbey Park Road East boundary along River Soar Abbey Park c.1500 SK5851306115 [5] Abbot Penny's Wall interior 2.jpg
Remains of Cavendish House Abbey Park c.1600 SK5840806078 [6] Cavendish House Leicester.jpg
Turret Gateway Castle View c.1422-3 SK5831204122 [7] Leicester Turret Gateway.jpg
Castle Hall, including the Great Hall of Leicester Castle and John of Gaunt's cellar Castle Yard 11th-12th century, front 1695 SK5822204190 [8] Leicester Castle Apr2010.jpg
Church of St Mary de Castro Castle Yard From early 13th century SK5828504188 [9] St Mary de Castro from Castle Yard.jpg
The Guildhall (including the Constable's House) Guildhall Lane From mid-14th century SK5844404453 [10] Leicester Guildhall.jpg
The City Rooms Hotel Street 1792 SK5869904350 [11] City Rooms Leicester.jpg
St Margaret's Church (listed as Church Gate) St Margaret's Way Mainly 15th century SK5854205087 [12] St Margaret's church, Leicester.jpg
Jewry Wall St Nicholas Circle AD 125-30 SK5822404489 [13] Jewry Wall Dec09.jpg
St Nicholas's Church St Nicholas Circle From AD 880, incorporating Roman brickwork SK5823804501 [14] Jewry Wall and St Nicholas.jpg
Magazine Gateway The Newarke c.1410 SK5844604120 [15] Leicester Magazine Gateway west.jpg
War Memorial Victoria Park 1923 SK5956503212 [1] Leicester War Memorial Summer 09 oblique view.jpg


  1. ^ All dates are derived from the Heritage Gateway website. Many of the buildings listed incorporate features from a variety of periods.


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