Some of Leicester’s precious heritage needs saving….

According to this article Heritage Britain there are apparently sixteen buildings/sites in Leicester that are at risk from disrepair or plain neglect. They include the church of St Mary de Castro: “….‘St Mary of the Castle’, this church once served Leicester Castle. King Henry VI was knighted there at the age of four, as was Richard, Duke of York, father to King Richard III. It is thought likely that Richard III would have worshipped at the church when visiting Leicester Castle, perhaps even before setting off to the Battle of Bosworth….”

It’s clear from the above that this church is of historic importance and should be saved from its endangered situation. But the sixteen buildings aren’t by any means only churches, for among them are the Leicester Abbey ruins and Magazine Gateway, The Newarke. Nor do they all date from the medieval period. I do hope they’re all saved!

 

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