Monday, March 26, 2012

The Baptist Chapel, Evington

This the Baptist Chapel in Evington, a village long since absorbed into Leicester. It was built in 1837 and its Gothic style though fashionable for the period, is unusual in a place of Nonconformist worship.

The Illustrated History of Leicester's Suburbs by Christine Jordan suggests that this style is accounted for by the fact that the Baptists formed a breakaway movement from the parish church but continued to use a similar form of worship.

A neighbouring manse of the same date was lost to a road-widening scheme in the 1960s.

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