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National Lottery saves London’s hidden heritage

Built in 1708 as a meeting house for dissenters, Newington Green Meeting House gained fame as a centre for radical ideas and welcoming people of all faiths and none.

Its most famous minister, Dr Richard Price, had a strong influence on the ‘foremother of feminism’ Mary Wollstonecraft, earning the site the epithet ‘the birthplace of feminism’. However, the building is deteriorating and inaccessible, meaning it can only open to a very limited number of visitors. New Unity has been awarded £1.73m to save it and return it to its original purpose as a place for community, people and ideas.