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Historic Buildings of Leicestershire, England

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Historic Buildings of Leicestershire


The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Leicestershire, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

Image right - Belvoir Castle

Image by Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK - Belvoir CastleUploaded by Alaniaris, CC BY 2.0, WIKI
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Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Castles, Abbeys, Priories, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest.

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● Ab Kettleby Manor

● Appleby Manor

● Asfordby Hall

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

English heritage - History of Ashby de la Zouch Castle

● Ashby Folville Manor

● Ashmede Hall

● Aston Flamville Manor


● Baggrave Hall

● Bardon Hall

● Barkby Hall

● Beaumanor Hall

● Beeby Manor

● Belgrave Hall

● Belvoir Castle

● Billesdon Coplow

● Bosworth Hall (Husbands Bosworth)

● Bosworth Hall (Market Bosworth)

Bradgate House - majestic house that was visited by royalty (Leicester Mercury article 2004) - demolished in around 1926 had been built some 70 years earlier for George Harry Grey (1827 - 1883) the Seventh Earl of Stamford and stood on a site now occupied by Redland Aggregates offices – the current Bradgate house on the A50.

● Brentingby Hall

● Brooksby Hall

● Buckminster Hall

● Burleigh Hall

● Burrough on the Hill Manor

● Burton Hall


● Carlton Curlieu Hall

● Coleorton Hall


● Dishley Grange

● Donington Hall

● Donington le Heath Manor House Museum


● Edmondthorpe Hall


Ferrers Old Hall - see Groby

Foston Manor - once held by Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester. Charles Skrymsher Boothby held the Manor and was buried at Foston 12 December 1774, as was his wife Anne Boswell in 1785.


● Gaddesby Hall
● Galby Manor

● Garendon Hall

● Goadby Hall

● Gopsall Hall

● Grace Dieu Manor

● Great Glen Hall

Groby Hall or Castle in Leicestershire ( Groby was one of 67 manors Grantmesnil held in Leicestershire according to the Domesday Book. Along with Leicester, and Brackley, Groby was one of three castles belonging to the earl that were destroyed on the orders of Henry II after the Revolt of 1173–1174 led by his son, Prince Henry.[8] In the 13th century a stone manor house was founded on the site. The Old Hall was probably built by the Ferrers family, Barons of Groby, the 1st Baron Ferrers of Groby having been ennobled for services to Edward I and Edward II. Groby Hall is often put forward as the Grey family home in the mid 15th century yet the building we see today is basically a rebuild on a footprint of a much earlier building. The present hall stands on ground prepared and used before the grand courtyard buildings uncovered in the Paddock by Time Team in April 2010. The final Ferrers buildings, forming a quadrangle, or courtyard, located by Time Team - stood at the rear of the present hall and these were pulled down c1510. The last Grey to live at Groby Old Hall was Sir Edward Grey, Lord Ferrers of Groby (c1415 - 1457) who married to Elizabeth Grey (1419 - 1483). See Charles Skrymsher Boothby (died 1774) was "of Groby"

● Gumley Hall





● Kirby Muxloe Castle


● Langton Hall

● Launde Abbey

● Lockington Hall

● Lowesby Hall


● Morebarne Grange


● Narborough Hall

● Nevill Holt Hall

● Noseley Hall


● Osbaston Hall



● Prestwold Hall


● Quenby Hall

● Quorn Hall


Rockingham Castle Market Harborough. Built by William the Conqueror on an even earlier site, often used by the monarch of the day until 1544 when Henry VIII leased it to the Watson family. By the late 15th century it had fallen into disrepair. Sir Edward Watson (founder of the Watson Family dynasty) acquired the lease of the castle from Henry VIII. Sir Lewis Watson bought the castle from James I in 1619.

● Rothley Temple


● Scraptoft Hall
● Sheepy Hall

● Shenton Hall

● Shoby Priory

● Skeffington Hall

Stanford Hall Lutterworth. Around 1690 Sir Roger Cave commissioned a new house from the Smiths of Warwick at a cost of £2,137.10s.7d, which is still lived in by his descendants. The Smiths designed both the exterior and interior, including the fine main "flying" staircase and the Ballroom. Stanford's Park witnessed the death in 1899 of Percy Pilcher, the first man to fly in England when his Flying Machine, 'The Hawk', crashed there. A full-size replica of 'The Hawk' is on view in the fine Smith of Warwick stables.

● Stapleford Park

● Stoughton Grange

● Staunton Harold Hall

● Stockerston Hall

● Stonton Wyville Manor

● Stretton Hall

● Sutton Cheney Manor

● Swithland Hall



● Ulverscroft Priory


  • Willesley Hall (demolished)

● Wistow Hall


References and Sources

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