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St Mary de Castro Also known as St Mary of the Castle

 

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  • St Mary de Castro, Leicester
  • St Mary de Castro, Leicester
  • St Mary de Castro, Leicester

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  • St Mary de Castro was founded by Henry the First in 1107 and may or may not depending on the source, have been previously occupied by a Saxon church. It was run from within the castle as a collegiate church specifically for the use of the royal family of the day.
  • The Romanesque design was rebuilt into Gothic in about 1180 with various details added and gradually extended culminating in the erection of a spire in about 1400 A.D.
  • St Mary de Castro is the alleged church Geoffery Chaucer got married in. Henry the VI also used the church frequently as a child and was even knighted there to strengthen his claim to the throne.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
6133
First Uploaded
01-07-2009
Last Editorial Date
01-07-2009
 

Building Location

Address
15 Castle Street, Leicester. LE1 5WN
Council
Leicester City Council
County
Leicestershire
Region
East Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1107
Completion date
1400
Style
Gothic

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
45.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

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Primary Use
Place of Worship


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