St. George's Church, Leicester
St. George's Church, Leicester, bronze medal, 1823, the facade of the building showing the original spire, ST. GEORGE'S LEICESTER, rev. THE CEREMONIAL STONE OF THIS CHURCH WAS LAID ON FRIDAY THE 29 AUGUST 1823 IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE THE IV . BY THE RIGHT HONORABLE RICHARD WILLIAM PENN EARL HOWE LENGTH OF THE CHURCH 92 FEET BREADTH 64 FEET HEIGHT OF THE TOWER AND SPIRE 170 FEET . THE EXPENSE OF ERECTING THE CHURCH IS DEFRAYED BY HIS MAJESTYS COMMISSIONERS FOR BUILDING ADDITIONAL CHURCHES IN POPULOUS PARISHES AND THE SITE PURCHASED BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS . WILLIAM PARSONS ARCHITECT LEICESTER . THE HON. & RIGHT REV. GEO. PELHAM D. D. LORD BISHOP OF LINCOLN . THE VENERABLE T. PARKINSON D. D. ARCHDEACON OF LEICESTER & CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD . JOHN STOCKDALE HARDY HON SECRETARY. 64 mm, (Eidlitz 740/89). A few minor marks, otherwise extremely fine. £175.00
The building was completed in 1827 and destroyed by fire in 1911. It was rebuilt in 1912 by W. D. Caroe.
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