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Chantry House

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

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Latitude: 52.6315 / 52°37'53"N

Longitude: -1.1394 / 1°8'21"W

OS Eastings: 458342

OS Northings: 304099

OS Grid: SK583040

Mapcode National: GBR FFL.FK

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.G3NY

Entry Name: Chantry House

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Last Amended: 14 March 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074791

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188749

Location: Leicester, LE2

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester St Mary de Castro

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 03/08/2018

SK 5804 SW

THE NEWARKE (North Side)
Chantry House (Newarke Houses Museum)

(Formerly listed under Castle View)


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. Staircase tower at rear.

Interior: ground floor four-centred arch stone fireplace, close-set timber studding to partition wall. Reconstructed stone newel staircase at rear. First floor two-centred chamfered arch stone fireplace. A.M.

Skeffington House, the Iron Gates, Chantry House and Newarke Wall together with all listed buildings in Castle Street, Castle Yard and Castle View form a group.

Listing NGR: SK5834204099

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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