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Leicester Special Collections

Chaproniere Collection

Chaproniere Collection

Chaproniere collection contains black and white photographs of English parish churches, maps, books on regional and architectural topics and local history. This collection is Dr. Donna Chaproniere's bequest. It had been developed since the early 1950s and was donated to the University in 2008. 

Chaproniere used Pevsner’s The Buildings of Englandas her basis for the photographs of churches and she marked her copies to show the photographs she had taken. She grouped the churches together by type of soil, rather than county alone.

Chaproniere Collection