BAPTIST CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1021744

Date first listed: 29-Sep-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Feb-1985

Statutory Address: BAPTIST CHURCH, OLD BROUGHTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: BAPTIST CHURCH, OLD BROUGHTON ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Melksham

National Grid Reference: ST 90200 64286

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History

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Details

ST 9063 MELKSHAM OLD BROUGHTON ROAD (west side)

5/137 Baptist Church (formerly listed as Baptist Church Sunday School) 29.9.50

II

Baptist Church. 1776, restored 1879. Rubblestone, double Roman tiled (steeply pitched) hipped roof. Square plan. 2-storey, 3- window. Original entrance door is on right return from street. 6- panelled double doors in staff-moulded case with pulvinated frieze and pediment on pilasters. Either side is sash in beaded case. First floor has three round-headed 4-pane sashes in beaded cases. Right and left returns have two sashes in ground floor in beaded cases and two 4-pane round-headed sashes to first floor. Attached to left return is C19 entrance hall and sunday school. Late C18 cartouche is on left return. Interior: Galleries on three sides, of 1795, have elaborate cast iron balconies supported on cast iron columns with composite capitals. Pews and pulpit are wooden and date from restoration of 1879. Ceiling has plaster cornice and central rosette with acanthus leaves. Marble wall tablet to Ledyard family of 1790, and one to Joshua Russell, 1840 in classical style. Removal of Victorian pews proposed in 1984. (N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST9020064286

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 314354

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1963)

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