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Historically important buildings are protected from demolition and alterations by the Listed Buildings scheme. This scheme is important to historians everywhere because it can highlight how buildings were constructed, and how people lived in times gone by.

There are many of these protected buildings in Leicestershire, so I believe this article will prove an interesting article for amateur and professional local historians alike.

Listed buildings are split up into three sections known as grades. These are listed below:

Grade I These are the "cream" of historic buildings, and are of particular historic importance.
Grade II*
(Grade Two Star)
These are the "next" to best buildings. They are of good quality, but are perhaps not as important as Grade I buildings.
Grade II These are the buildings which are historically interesting, but not important and may have been significantly altered. These do not have the same protection as grades I and II*.

The listing of buildings is determined by the Department of National Heritage under the advice of English Heritage.

Currently, we only have information on listed buildings in the city and surrounding area. We have attempted to split them up into useful sections for you to research. We apologise for any mistakes made. Please note that these are still under construction and are being added to all the time. 

Parks

Private Homes

Industrial Architecture

Public Buildings & Museums

Churches

Other

Name

Location

Grade

Parks
Abbey Ruins Abbey Park I
Abbot Penny's Wall Abbey Park I
Cavendish House Ruins Abbey Park I

Abbey Park Gates & Gatepeirs

Abbey Park

II

West Lodge Abbey Park II
East Lodge Abbey Park II
South Lodge Abbey Park II

Private Homes

Aylestone Hall Aylestone II*
Beaumont Lodge Astill Lodge Road II
Number 22 Avenue Road II
Number 22 (Garden Room) Avenue Road II
Number 73 (Nurses Home) Aylestone Road II

Industrial Architecture

Glenfield Tunnel Ventilation Shaft Amhurst Close II

Public Buildings & Museums

Castle Hall Castle Yard I
The Guildhall Guildhall Lane I
Wygstons House Applegate II*
Police Station Asfordby Street II

Churches

St Mary de Castro Church Castle Yard I
St Mark's Church Belgrave Gate II*
Greek Orthodox Church Aylestone Road II*
Wesleyan Chapel Bishop Street II
St Andrew's Parish Church Aylestone II
United Baptist Chapel Charles Street II

Other

Turret Gateway Castle View I
Medieval Packhorse Bridge Aylestone II*
Lady Bridge Abbey Park Road II
King Williams Bridge Sheepwash Lane (Anstey) II
Cattle Market Refreshment Rooms Aylestone Road II
Cattle Market Gates, Gate piers & Railings Aylestone Road II

Article By T J Williams
General Manager, assisted by Daniel Spencer.

A complete list can be obtained from Leicester City Council.