Early nonconformists in the 17th century, fearing persecution, built their chapels small and unobtrusive.
As nonconformity grew in confidence over the next 200 years so chapel design blossomed, producing a rich variety of characterful buildings. Country chapels generally remained small, characterised by simplicity and integrity of design, while town chapels grew often to vast size and produced some of the finest interiors to be found in any public buildings.
James Holden, whose book on the subject has been recently published, will describe the development of chapels from their tentative beginnings through to their heyday at the end of the 19th century, using many Wiltshire examples as illustration.
The link is sent to ticket-holders on the day of the event, before 7pm.
Tickets and booking
£10 per screen
All proceeds to the Victoria County History Wiltshire Trust, who have organised this lecture.
Booking – essential via ONLINE link below.
Date and Time
Wednesday 20 July, 7.30pm