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From Dissenters To Fire Engines: The Story Of Nonconformist Architecture In York City Centre Maria Staal

From Dissenters To Fire Engines: The Story Of Nonconformist Architecture In York City Centre

Maria Staal

Published 2008
ISBN : 9780955734410
88 pages
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York has many churches. Most of them are very visible in the streetscape and we walk past them every day. The old medieval churches are well known and quite a few of them are open to the visitor. But there is a whole series of churches and chapels inMoreYork has many churches. Most of them are very visible in the streetscape and we walk past them every day. The old medieval churches are well known and quite a few of them are open to the visitor. But there is a whole series of churches and chapels in York that are not so well known.These chapels were built over the last 200 years, at a time when being a member of a church didnt automatically mean the Church of England. These Dissenters used new modern building styles to erect their chapels, which made them blend into the streetscape, making them almost invisible.Over the years many of these chapels have stopped being places of worship and now have secular use, or were demolished.From Dissenters to Fire Engines brings these chapels back to life. Looking not only at the history of each chapel in turn, but also at the story of Nonconformism in York. It reveals the surprising, and sometimes moving, stories of each of the chapels that for many people were, and still are, places of worship that they cherished.