Saturday, September 08, 2012

Saint Aiden's Church Mural on outside wall New Parks Leicester


Mural found on outside wall of a church during a derive by Paul Conneally in New Parks, Leicester.

Later, Conneally finds that the mural and the chrurch, Saint Aiden's, were designed by the great British architect, Sir Basil Spence.

Spence is probably most well known for Coventry Cathedral.

Saint Aiden's was designed by Spence in 1958 and completed in 1959.

The church is in the middle of New Parks estate and is now almost hidden from view appart from tall tower like sculpture with a cross on top that stands out to drivers passing on the busy dual carriageway New Parks Boulevard.

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