This interactive map will, in time, provide basic information about all non-Anglican places of worship that have existed in the county since the Act of Toleration of 1689. Work is ongoing to complete this. Where a place of worship has been added you can find out more about its history by clicking the link in the ‘pop-up’ entry. It is not intended to include places of worship within the city of Leicester, which have already been mapped here. Photographs and information about many of the county’s Anglican churches can be found here.
The markers on the map are colour coded so if, for example, you know your ancestors worshipped in a Baptist chapel, but there was not one in their village, you should be able to see where the nearest Baptist chapel was to their home.
Blue = General Baptist
Turquoise = Particular Baptist
Green = Independent/Congregationalist
Red = Wesleyan Methodist
Purple = Primitive Methodist
Pink = Wesleyan Reform
View Leicestershire chapels in a larger map