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Leicester Guildhall

By marktc  
Built in 1390 (yes 1390) for the Corpus Christie Guild, Leicester Guildhall has been in almost constant use. In 1584 the Leicester Corporation bought the property for 25 15s 4d! In 1632 the Town Library was moved into the East Wing of the Guildhall from St Martin' s Church. It is the third oldest public library in the country. At about the same time the ground floor of the West Wing was refurbished as the Mayor's Parlour. The Great Hall was often used as a courtroom and a jury Room was created above the Mayor's Parlour. The Guildhall was also used regularly for theatrical performances, banquets and civic events.

Clare (my lovely wife) and I have spent a long weekend in Leicester having a well earned break, so haven't been about much on the site but I will catch up tomorrow when I'm home, but I'd like to say a huge thank you to Walter for his UA and also JackAllTog for his Guest Editors award... I'm really grateful

Tags: Architecture Leicester Landscape and travel Guildhall

Voters: jennialexander, WhiteRose1, gajewski and 14 more


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gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
31 Oct 2011 9:07PM
You're welcome. That shot deserved both awards.
This one's a nice architectural, Mark.
Our best to Clare.
=\Walter and Sue

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AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
1 Nov 2011 10:37AM
Wonderful old building - can't imagine much of the stuff built today still being around in 600+ years!
Theresa
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 12:01PM
Quite an exquisite old Hall! Beautifully shot and presented. IB
JustDucky 4 8 Canada
4 Nov 2011 11:37PM
very informative Mark, wonderful capture of this piece of history
Tammy

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