Place:Leicester St. Leonard, Leicestershire, England

NameLeicester St. Leonard
TypeParish (ancient)
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included

GENUKI provides the following notes on the Church of England churches in the city of Leicester.

Leicester anciently had only 6 parishes:

  • Saint Mary's (north of the Newarke),
  • All Saints' (in High Cross street),
  • Saint Leonard's (destroyed in 1645),
  • Saint Margaret's (by Sanvey Gate),
  • Saint Martin's Collegiate (Town Hall Lane), and
  • Saint Nicholas (said to be the oldest church in Leicester).

The chapter, The ancient borough: St. Leonard's from the Victoria County History of Leicestershire, Volume 4, provided by British History Online, gives a longer description.