ok We use cookies on our website to allow you the best possible service. More information can be found here.
Your location:
Download as PDF

St. Mary de Castro

Identification

St. Mary de Castro
the Church of St. Mary de Castro
251363

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • The building is topped with open timber roofs which date from the 15th century.
  • The church was built within the enclosure of Leicester Castle.
  • Founded in 1107 by Robert de Beaumont, the first Earl of Leicester, the church was rebuilt in the 1180s.
  • The 13th century saw the church's south transept extended twice.
  • The tower dates from 1400.
  • John of Gaunt worshipped in St. Mary's and it is reckoned that Geoffrey Chaucer was married here.
  • Cited in Simon Jenkins' 'England's Thousand Best Churches'.

Do you need more information about this building and its related companies?

More Information

Location

Castle Street
LE1
Leicester
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

54.99 m
54.99 m
Found a mistake?
Related Buildings