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Leicester Cathedral

Hob Uid: 867115
Location :
City Of Leicester
City Of Leicester
City Of Leicester
Grid Ref : SK5849704453
Summary : Formerly St Martin's Church. A 12th century church much restored during the 19th century, has been a cathedral since 1927. It was probably extant in 1107. The Guild of Corpus Christi was founded there in 1343, and the Guild of St George is first documented there in 1499. Both had ceased by 1550.The earliest church was cruciform with a central tower. An outer South aisle was added in the early 14th century. In the early 15th century the church was rebuilt and North and South chapels added. The spire was removed in 1737. In the last half of the 19th century, the church was extensively restored. The tower was replaced by JR Brandon 1861-7, the South aisle is by JL Pearson, the South porch of 1897 by GF Bodley, the North aisle and porch was restored by GE Street. It was restored by Temple Moore betwen 1918-1926. The church became collegiate in 1926 and in 1927 became the cathedral for the Diocese of Leicester. Sir Charles Nicholson was the architect for the cathedral.The cathedral now has a plan of nave, chancel, Northj and double South aisle, North and South porches and chapels, central tower and sacristy.
More information : FE SK 584044 St Martin's Cathedral 12th century (1). In use (2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : The Buildings of England
Source details : Leicestershire 1960
Page(s) : 140-1
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JB 13/6/72
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Source Number : 3
Source : A history of the county of Leicester, volume 4 : the city of Leicester
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Page(s) : 366-8
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1107
Monument Start Date : 1107
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Early C14 alterations
Monument End Date : 1332
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1343
Monument Type : Guild Chapel
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Early C15
Monument End Date : 1432
Monument Start Date : 1407
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Spire removed
Monument End Date : 1737
Monument Start Date : 1737
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored
Monument End Date : 1867
Monument Start Date : 1861
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Sout porch added
Monument End Date : 1897
Monument Start Date : 1897
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Altered
Monument End Date : 1926
Monument Start Date : 1918
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1926
Monument Start Date : 1926
Monument Type : Collegiate Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Becomes Cathedral
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Monument Start Date : 1927
Monument Type : Cathedral
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 188654
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1183725
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 50 SE 144
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : ST MARTINS WEST
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31
Associated Activities : LEICESTER CATHEDRAL: WESTERN BURIAL GROUND
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2001-01-01
End Date : 2001-12-31
Associated Activities : ST MARTIN'S CATHEDRAL
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2004-01-01
End Date : 2004-12-31
Associated Activities : LEICESTER CATHEDRAL SQUARE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2013-01-01
End Date : 2014-12-31
Associated Activities : ST. MARTIN'S CATHEDRAL, PEACOCK LANE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2014-01-01
End Date : 2014-12-31