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Description: Hamsterley Baptist Chapel
Date Listed: 5 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111866
OS Grid Reference: NZ1185631080
OS Grid Coordinates: 411856, 531080
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6747, -1.8177
23/64 Hamsterley Baptist
Baptish Chapel and Sunday School. Dated 1774 over door. Roughly-coursed and
squared sandstone with quoins; and fourth bay coursed rubble, with ashlar
dressings. Synthetic stone roof with stone gable coping and brick chimney.
Round-headed keyed surround, the key dated 1774 and inscribed BETHEL in Hebrew,
over 3-panel door with 2-pane fanlight in third bay. Keyed round heads to 2
large sashes with glazing bars at left; quoins to right of door. In fourth bay
a large sash with fine glazing bars, flat stone lintel and sill. Gable coping
on moulded kneeler over quoins; chimney at left.
Rear elevation shows door from Sunday School to graveyard; first-floor
horizontal sliding sash,in Sunday School,with broad glazing bars.
Interior shows stair, opposite door, leading to left and right galleries, with
moulded handrail on stick balusters and carved tread ends; later tongue-and-
groove partition against left balustrade; wall at right of stair. Chapel rich
in original features with side steps to panelled pulpit; pedimented panel as
pulpit back between windows. Pews, with shaped ends and panelled backs,
flanking space in front of pulpit, where original font is said to be in floor,
and under gallery which has similar pews. Coat pegs along side and back of
gallery. Panelled dado in entrance passage with small hinged flap to Chapel.
Small panelled cupboard in front wall beside left gable.
Listing NGR: NZ1185631080
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Source: English Heritage
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