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Leicester Austin Friary

Hob Uid: 867110
Location :
City of Leicester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK5804304428
Summary : Founded in 1254, Thomas Earl of Lancaster enlarged it in 1304. It was apparently dedicated to St Catherine. Leland reported that the church was cruciform in plan. The friary surrendered in November 1538. A substantial East-West wall, probably the South wall of the conventual church, and traces of the West range of the cloister, has been located in excavations.
More information : EC SK 580043 Augustinian Friary pre 1304-1539 (1,2). No remains, site confirmed by Leicester Museum (3).

a) SK 580043 Friary building (1). No remains, site confirmed by Leicester Museum (3).

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Mediaeval Leicester 1920 (C.J. Billson) 1, 69
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Source : Medieval religious houses : England and Wales
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JB 13/6/72
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Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Source Number : 5
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Leicester, volume two
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Source : A history of the county of Leicester, volume 4 : the city of Leicester
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Founded
Monument End Date : 1538
Monument Start Date : 1254
Monument Type : Augustinian Friary, Cloister, Church
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Enlarged
Monument End Date : 1304
Monument Start Date : 1304
Monument Type : Augustinian Friary
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Sub Surface Deposit

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 50 SE 138
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, DUN'S LANE, WEST BRIDGE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1967-01-01
End Date : 1967-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AUSTIN FRIARS
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1973-01-01
End Date : 1978-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND ADJACENT TO THE FORMER NAT WEST BANK, GREY FRIARS
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31