Miracle worker St Richard (see ‘Salt’) was born in 1197 in The Old Manor House of Wyche in what is now St Andrew’s Street. Along with most of the town, it was destroyed by fire around 1290.

The black and white timbered building that now occupies the site was built in the early 16th century.  King Charles I may have stayed in the building on his way to the storming of the city of Leicester during the Civil War.

In 1879 it was bought by ‘Salt King’ John Corbett who turned it into the luxurious Raven Hotel. It has been closed for a number of years.