Scheduled monuments in Leicester

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Scheduled monuments in Leicester is located in Leicester
Aylestone Bridge
Aylestone Bridge
Beaumont Leys Earthworks
Beaumont Leys Earthworks
Belgrave Bridge
Belgrave Bridge
Birds Nest Site
Birds Nest Site
The Hollow
The Hollow
Jewry Wall
Jewry Wall
King William's Bridge
King William's Bridge
Leicester Abbey
Leicester Abbey
Castle and Magazine
Castle and Magazine
Raw Dykes
Raw Dykes
Scheduled Monuments in Leicester

There are ten scheduled monuments in Leicester. These range from the Roman Jewry Wall and Raw Dykes to the medieval Leicester Castle and the early modern King William's Bridge. Several of the scheduled sites have a wide area protecting more than one feature. Seven of the fourteen Grade I listed buildings in Leicester are within the three most central scheduled areas.

In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a "nationally important" archaeological site or historic building that has been given protection against unauthorised change.[1] Scheduled monuments are defined in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and the National Heritage Act 1983. They are also referred to as scheduled ancient monuments. There are about 18,300 scheduled monument entries on the list, which is maintained by English Heritage; more than one site can be included in a single entry. While a scheduled monument can also be recognised as a listed building, English Heritage considers listed building status as a better way of protecting buildings than scheduled monument status.[1] If a monument is considered by English Heritage to "no longer merit scheduling" it can be descheduled.[2]

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List of monuments[edit]

Name Location Comments Date[note 1] Grid reference SM &EH numbers References Image
Aylestone Medieval Packhorse Bridge Aylestone Now 50m long, originally perhaps 200m. Also known as The 'Roman' bridge, Aylestone 15th century? SK567009
52°36′11″N 1°09′48″W / 52.603°N 1.1634°W / 52.603; -1.1634 (Aylestone Medieval Packhorse Bridge)
[3] Aylestone Packhorse Bridge detail.jpg
Beaumont Leys Medieval Earthworks Castle Hill, Astill Lodge Road Includes remains of preceptory, mounds, fishpond and dam Medieval SK565092
52°40′39″N 1°09′57″W / 52.6776°N 1.1658°W / 52.6776; -1.1658 (Beaumont Leys Medieval Earthworks)
[4] Castle Hill area from Astill Lodge Road, Leicester
Belgrave Bridge Thurcaston Road, Belgrave Six-arched bridge over the River Soar. Originally seven arches, but one was combined to give headroom for boats. Still used for traffic, but now limited to buses and bicycles only. A concrete footbridge on the south side, and a large sewage pipe on the north, mar its visual appearance. 15th century? SK59050736
52°39′39″N 1°07′42″W / 52.6607°N 1.1284°W / 52.6607; -1.1284 (Belgrave Bridge over River Soar)
[5] Medieval road bridge over the river Soar at Thurcaston Road, Belgrave
Birds Nest Site Battersbee Road Lodge surrounded by a moat, now barely visible, and used as a recreation pitch. 14th century SK552059
52°38′53″N 1°11′08″W / 52.648035°N 1.1855458°W / 52.648035; -1.1855458 (Birds Nest Site)
[6] Birds Nest Lodge, New Parks, south east corner of the 14th century moated site
The Hollow Evington Moated medieval manorial complex with fishponds Medieval SK626027
52°37′06″N 1°04′36″W / 52.61847°N 1.0767894°W / 52.61847; -1.0767894 (The Hollow)
[7] The Hollow Evington.JPG
Jewry Wall and nearby remains St Nicholas Circle Roman remains, some of which are incorporated into St Nicholas' Church, Leicester Roman, Anglo-Saxon SK582044
52°38′03″N 1°08′29″W / 52.634239°N 1.1414732°W / 52.634239; -1.1414732 (Jewry Wall and nearby remains)
[8] Jewry Wall ruins Apr10.jpg
King William's Bridge Sheepwash Lane, Anstey, Leicestershire Two-arch packhorse bridge 17th century? SK556089
52°40′30″N 1°10′45″W / 52.67496°N 1.1791293°W / 52.67496; -1.1791293 (King William's Bridge)
[9] King Williams Bridge Anstey 20071026.jpg
Leicester Abbey Abbey Park Includes the Abbey Ruins, Abbot Penny's Wall, Cavendish House and Ornamental Gardens From 12th century SK583058
52°38′49″N 1°08′23″W / 52.646812°N 1.139749°W / 52.646812; -1.139749 (Leicester Abbey)
[10] Leicester Abbey nave and cloister.jpg
Leicester Castle and the Magazine Gateway Castle Yard, Castle Park, The Newarke Includes the Castle Mound, Turret Gateway, Great Hall, 'Dungeon'/John of Gaunt's cellar, and the Magazine Gateway Medieval SK582041
52°37′54″N 1°08′29″W / 52.631542°N 1.141526°W / 52.631542; -1.141526 (Leicester Castle and the Magazine Gateway)
[11] Leicester Castle Apr2010.jpg
Raw Dykes Aylestone Road Purpose uncertain: possibly Roman Aqueduct[12] Roman SK583026
52°37′05″N 1°08′25″W / 52.618049°N 1.1403129°W / 52.618049; -1.1403129 (Raw Dykes)
[13] Raw Dykes north end.jpg

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  1. ^ All dates are derived from the Leicester City Council website. Many of the monuments incorporate features from a variety of periods.

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