The Yard of the Blue Boar

The Yard of the Blue Boar

On Highcross Street, just a few yards from the junction with High Street, is this open area, which probably represents the space of the yard of the Blue Boar, the inn, which, by popular tradition, was the hostelry where Richard spent his last night in Leicester. At one time, the entrance from Highcross Street was narrower, because there was a brick house on the site now occupied by the electricity unit. There is a report that the cellars of this house were constructed with big, carefully dressed stones. Might these be the cellars of the medieval inn?