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Unitarian Chapel (Great Meeting)

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6379 / 52°38'16"N

Longitude: -1.136 / 1°8'9"W

OS Eastings: 458565

OS Northings: 304814

OS Grid: SK585048

Mapcode National: GBR FGJ.58

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.JY8L

Plus Code: 9C4WJVQ7+5J

Entry Name: Unitarian Chapel (Great Meeting)

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Last Amended: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183504

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188627

Location: Castle, Leicester, LE1

County: Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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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

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