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Unitarian Chapel, Bridport

Description: Unitarian Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 104514

OS Grid Reference: SY4678992961
OS Grid Coordinates: 346789, 92961
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7338, -2.7553

Location: Rax Lane, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LF

Locality: Bridport
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT6 3LF

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Listing Text

(North Side)

Unitarian Chapel
SY 4692 1/65 21.11.50.


1794. Colour washed brick. Hipped slate roof, 2 storeys. Band with "Unitarian
Chapel" in contemporary cerifed lettering. Moulded eaves cornice. 3 ranges
round arched sashes with glazing bars. Doors with oblong fanlight and semi-circular
bowed portico on Ionic columns with full entablature.
Elevation to Rax Lane was built as a school in 1840. 3 storeys. 3 ranges
of casements with glazing bars. 2 sashes with glazing bars on ground floor.
Other ground floor windows have ornamental iron grilles.
Interior of chapel. Galleries on 3 sides taken on columns with high bases,
marbled shafts and Composite capitals. Full entablature with dentilled cornice.
Parapet with principal muntins fluted. Ornamental iron balustrades dividing
off corners of galleries. Pulpit with fluted pilasters at corners and moulded
cornice. Steps and communion rail are mid C19.

Nos 37 to 47 (odd) the Unitarian Chapel, the Public Library, and Nos 53 to 57 (odd)
form a group.

Listing NGR: SY4678992961

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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