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Talk, Wed 17 Jan 2018





32 Main Street,
Melton Mowbray,
LE14 3DT


The Very Reverend David Monteith, Dean of Leicester, will give a talk on “Leicester Cathedral Revealed – yesterday, today & tomorrow”. There has been a St Martins church on the site since at least Norman times, and quite possibly considerably longer. Whilst excavating for foundations for a new spire in the 1860s, builders found clear evidence of a significant Roman building on the site, possibly a temple. Two pillar bases excavated at the time are currently held in safe storage by the city council. David will chart some of the major developments and look ahead to the plans which are currently being developed to complete the re-ordering work by 2020 through a £11.3 million project called ‘Leicester Cathedral Revealed’.
David Monteith has been Dean of Leicester since 2013. He led the process which resulted in the completion of the first stage of major reordering in the cathedral building since 1927. This included everything associated with the reinterment of King Richard III.

Disabled accessSmoking not allowed

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Dates Times
Wed 17 Jan 2018 19:30 to 21:30


All are welcome; the price for non members is £2.00
(pay on door).

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Wed 17 Jan “Leicester Cathedral Revealed"


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