SK5804 : Leicester - City Centre

taken 7 years ago, near to Leicester, Great Britain

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Leicester - City Centre
Leicester - City Centre
A view across Castle Yard (albeit mainly grassed over), i.e. the open area between the Great Hall and the end elevation of the St Mary de Castro church. The yard was used for public executions. The Great Hall was built in around 1150 by Robert de Bossu, 2nd Earl of Leicester and was extensively rebuilt and the roof structure replaced in about 1523. The brick frontage dates from 1695. It was used as a law court until 1992. A plaque affixed to a brick wall near to the car in the image records the fact that John Wesley addressed "a great crowd" here in 1770.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 18 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Person (from Tags)
John Wesley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5824 0416 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.9246N 1:8.4555W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5826 0416
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Leicester Castle  Great Hall - Leicester 

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