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Description: Eggleston Baptist Church
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111813
OS Grid Reference: NY9836924569
OS Grid Coordinates: 398369, 524569
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6163, -2.0268
EGGLESTON B6282(North side
19/12 Eggleston Baptist s t
Baptist Chapel. Dated 1872 over door. Rock-faced coursed squared sandstone,
in thinner courses towards top, with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with
rendered and stone chimneys. One storey, 5-bays, the left lower.
Steps up to central 6-panel double door with stone-bracketed gabled hood on
painted pilasters, Steps up to 6-panel doors with 3-pane overlights in end
bays; dated lintel over left door and lintel inscribed BRITISH WORKMAN over
right door. Flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills to 12-pane sashes
flanking central door. Roof has 3 chimneys, corniced and with steeply-sloped
rendered tops, at ends of main and left roof. BRITISH WORKMAN inscription
refers to provision of reading room for the workmen of the Eggleston Street
Mill. There is thought to be a strong link with the journal British Workman,
published 1855-1921, which advocated self-help and education. Information
Geoffrey Milburn. Included for social historical interest.
Listing NGR: NY9836924569
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Source: English Heritage
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