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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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ST9273SW CHAPEL LANE 930-1/10/17 (West side) 25/04/50 Old Baptist Chapel


Formerly known as: Old Baptist Chapel GUTTER LANE. Baptist Chapel. c1834 with late C19 wing to the right. Squared and coursed limestone rubble facade with ashlar quoins and dressings, rubblestone rear, stretcher-bond brick right return and hipped slate roof. Rectangular plan with shorter lean-to right wing behind ashlar parapet. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; originally symmetrical 3-window range. Painted ashlar surrounds to C20 6-over-6-pane sash windows to original building; steps, with wrought-iron wreathed handrails, over a high curved rubblestone plinth lead to late C19 6-panel doors, one to the centre, one to the far right in the right wing with a shallow overlight and substantial C19 or C20 hood on brackets. Exposed sawn-off joists to the 1st floor of the right return and the stretcher bond brick imply this was formerly an interior wall. Rear has tall semicircular-arched painted surrounds to two C20 6/6-pane sash windows to rear of original building. Right return: two 6/6-pane sash windows to the 1st floor and 2 small C20 windows high in the ground floor. INTERIOR: virtually complete apart from late C19 pews and some joinery. The woodwork is grained, probably original. A canted panelled pulpit to the rear has steps to the right with turned balusters and newel; on the wall behind it is a rectangular wooden sounding panel with console shoulders. A panelled gallery swept up to the rear wall is supported on each side by 2 cylindrical cast-iron columns and similar square columns to the rear. The roof of the extended gallery in the lean-to right wing is supported by a cast-iron column. A central entrance has a c1834 half-glazed door; to the left gallery stairs with stick balusters have a late C19 4-panel door at the top. Stairs in the right wing have stick balusters and a 6-panel door to the top. In the centre of the ceiling is a circular ventilation rose with moulded surround. Commemorative panels include one to the 1st pastor William Mortimer d1869. HISTORY: the Baptists have had premises in Chapel Lane since 1804. A notable and substantially complete example of an early C19 Baptist chapel.

Listing NGR: ST9210773305


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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: 09 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11555/36
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Rendle. Source Historic England Archive
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