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Unitarian Chapel (Great Meeting), Leicester

Description: Unitarian Chapel (Great Meeting)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188627

OS Grid Reference: SK5856504814
OS Grid Coordinates: 458565, 304814
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6379, -1.1360

Location: Butt Close Lane, Leicester LE1 4SX

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE1 4SX

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Listing Text

Unitarian Chapel
(Great Meeting)
(Formerly listed under
SK 5804 NE 1/l7 5.1.50 Bond Street)
Built in 1707. One of the earliest brick buildings of any importance
in Leicester. Two-storey red brick and stucco chapel. Four windows,
moulded stone shouldered architraves, modern glazing. Good moulded eaves
cornice. Steep-pitched hipped roof of slates. Giant angle pilasters
at ends of elevation. Moulded stucco band and plinth. Across the front
probably mid C19 ground floor projection with continuous entablature with
central porch with Tuscan columns, in antis, carrying entablature, at
each side one window copy of original windows above. Interior: good octagonal
domed plaster ceiling of 1786. Chancel of 1866 and interior alterations
of the same date when an early C19 gallery on three sides was replaced
by the present gallery. A mural tablet records the marriage in 1837 of
William Rowlett reputedly the first marriage in a non-conformist chapel
in England. C19 cast iron gates of simple design in front, the railings
are restored.

Listing NGR: SK5856504814

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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