St Andrew’s was built by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1860-2 from patterned red brick and vitrified headers. It consists of an aisle-less nave with a wagon roof and a bellcote. He also designed the associated vicarage.
St Andrew’s was born at a time of great change in Leicester. The town was expanding rapidly and from a population of less than 17,000 in 1801, it had quadrupled to 68,000 by 1861. In 1801, almost everyone lived within the line of the ancient walls; by 1861, the town was advancing into the surrounding … Continue reading 1862: Beginnings
Paul Griffiths has written a short history of St Andrew’s Parish over the past 150 years which can be accessed via the link below.
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