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Description: Congregational Chapel
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133272
OS Grid Reference: SO8673109930
OS Grid Coordinates: 386731, 209930
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7879, -2.1938
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PAINSWICK GLOUCESTER STREET
7/94 Congregational Chapel
congregational chapel, now United Reform Church. Built 1803 but substantially
altered 1892, architect J F Trew, porch added, as Cornelius Winter memorial.
Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate hipped roof concealed by parapets. Large square
block in 2 storeys set up and back from street, but later porch brought forward
to pavement with stone stair and concrete ramp approaches. Main front has 3
arched casements with radial bars, set to deep keystones and in raised panels
with imposts; central window flanked by rusticated pilasters; at ground floor
each side of porch one and 2-light casements to heavy square lintels and
pilasters. Central flat-roofed heavy porch with plate glass triple sash to road
over carved memorial stone. Right return has C20 door under large plain light
at head of stone stairs with spear-head railings, and left return a pair of
3-panel doors under large 2-pane transom light. Parapet to main block returns
to sides; front includes open balustrades over outer windows, sunk panel with
small pediment to centre. Left side has wide arched 3-light window centre, and
2-light casement with transom at ground floor. Interior: coved ceiling with 3
decorative ventilation roses, 1892 balcony on twisted cast iron columns and a
bow front. Morris and Co stained glass to east end; various wall tablets from
1782 onwards. Attached pastor's room has C19 fire surround and overmantel. The
Rev Cornelius Winter was the pastor in 1803.
(Stell, C., Chapels and Meetinq Houses, Central Enqland, 1986).
Listing NGR: SO8673109930
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Source: English Heritage
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