This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SO 61 SE CINDERFORD COMMERCIAL STREET (west side)
10/26 Baptist Church
Baptist Church: 1860 (datestone); rendered on 3 facades, roughly squared rubble sides with ashlar quoins and window heads; behind lower 3 storeys similar but brick window dressings, upper two better squared stone, ashlar dressings to windows. Slate roof to front, concrete tiles to rear. 4-bay Chapel at right angles to road, across slope, with hall below: beyond 5-storey Sunday School in line. Main facade is a pedimented gable on 4 Doric pilasters with bases, on an ashlar plinth. Central door with moulded surround, pedimented head and original double panelled doors. Each side a tall wooden window and rectangular recess, with recessed panel below; shouldered head to window, marginal lights to frames: shorter similar window over door. Large plaque in gable '1860 Baptist Chapel'. Scroll on square block at foot of gable, doubled at apex. On sides four windows similar to front, but without recess, and with large projecting keystone. Below offset at chapel floor level and plain-headed windows to hall. Gable copings at end of chapel. 5-storey Sunday School block beyond, 3-windows wide.
Internally gallery to chapel on 3 sides, on cast iron columns with shaped ornamental cast-iron balustrade. Organ gallery extends into centre of schoolroom block. This block small rooms, vertical- boarded dado panelling throughout with various staircases. Pews original, with holes for individual communion cups in main part of chapel only. A prominent landmark in town, Sunday School probably added in two stages to chapel soon after 1860.
Listing NGR: SO6558613823
© Tim Belcher. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Belcher, Tim
Rights Holder: Belcher, Tim
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