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Monument Number 867059

Hob Uid: 867059
Location :
City of Leicester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK5839704410
Summary : The Medieval Town defences of Leicester were built in the 13th century, were ruinous by 1587 and are now entirely buried. The walls were built with some reused Roman masonry.
More information : AA (SK 5804) Md town wall and ditch, extant 13th century, ruinous
1587, now buried. (1) There are no extant remains of the medieval
town wall (6).

a) SK 581048 Heavy masonry believed to be of Md town wall,
discovered under south abutment of railway bridge during its
construction in 1900 (2).

b) SK 581048 Rubble foundations similar to those found in Church
gate (f). Probably Md. Found in Goodchild's excavation in 1952 (3).

c) SK 582049 (Could be either Roman or Medieval) Stone
foundations found and destroyed during rebuilding of Duke of
Cumberland (PH) (4).

d) SK 582049 Section cut by F Cottrill in 1938 no traces of wall
found. (4)

e) SK 582049 (Could be Roman or Medieval). Excavations of 1952
by Goodchild revealed traces of wall foundations and ditch. (4)

f) SK 585 049 Excavations in 1950 by DTD Clarke revealed
probable remains of medieval wall, built with material from Roman
Wall destroyed in 1173 (2).

g) SK 585042 Medieval town wall seen in Wycliffe Street in 1902
during drainage operations (5).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Medieval Leic 1920 1, plan (C.J. Billson)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society
Source details :
Page(s) : 17-21
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Vol(s) : 28 - 1952
Source Number : 3
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : R.D. Abbot Leic Museum
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Source Number : 4
Source : Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society
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Page(s) : 15-29
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Vol(s) : 29 - 1953
Source Number : 5
Source : Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society
Source details :
Page(s) : 179
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Vol(s) : 1899-1904
Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JB 13/6/72
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Source Number : 7
Source : CBA research reports
Source details : Medieval Towns in England and Wales (ed) Barley
Page(s) : 58-59
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Vol(s) : 14 - 1975

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 13th century
Monument End Date : 1299
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Town Defences
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 50 SE 89
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31
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Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31
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End Date : 2010-12-31
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