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Statutory Address:

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South Somerset (District Authority)
Chard Town
National Grid Reference:
ST 32184 08499



ST3308 HOLYROOD STREET 756-1/4/146 (East side) 24/03/50 Baptist Church


Church. Dated 1842. Ham Hill stone ashlar facade, rubblestone and brick rear; slate roof. Single room plan with later C19 school rooms to rear. Greek Revival style. 2 storeys, symmetrical one-window range; substantial plinth and 4 rounded steps up to 8-panel double-door set in moulded architrave under cornice supported by consoles; above is a large semicircular-arched window with cast-iron glazing bars, framed by Doric pilasters and a small pediment with antefixae. This is flanked by 2 pairs of full-height Doric pilasters supporting a cornice and pediment which almost spans the facade and bears the raised carved date MDCCCXLII. The ground floor has banded rustication between plinth and a platband above level of the door. INTERIOR: east end has round-arched recess over semicircular-arched cast-iron window with late C19 red and blue glass borders above a substantial pulpit raised on 2 octagonal columns which fan out to support a curved-fronted platform; original 1842 stairs with stick balusters and mahogany rail; balusters to front are of late C19 cast-iron bamboo design. 4-panel doors set in reeded architraves each side of pulpit. East end has incised key pattern to panelling. Gallery to other 3 sides is supported by cast-iron pillars and has cast-iron windows above and original pews; windows below were replaced in 1988. A very fine and complete example. (Stell C: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in SW England: London: 1991-: P.171).

Listing NGR: ST3218408499


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Books and journals
Stell, C, An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in South West England, (1991), 171


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 24 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/01628/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Bland. Source Historic England Archive
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