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Braughing Chapel (Independent Free Church), Braughing

Description: Braughing Chapel (Independent Free Church)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 July 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 161193

OS Grid Reference: TL3943225263
OS Grid Coordinates: 539432, 225263
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9085, 0.0256

Location: B1368, Braughing, Hertfordshire SG11 2QT

Locality: Braughing
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG11 2QT

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Listing Text

Braughing village
(north side)

9/20 Braughing Chapel
(Indpt. Free Church)


Chapel. Reputedly John Bunyan's preaching barn from Hitchin,
moved to Datchett and re-erected on present site 1762, by Samuel
Copperwheat a Free Church preacher. Plastered timber framing.
Steep tiled roof with gabled ends. Four bays between tie beams,
having the original principal rafters, purlins and collars. It
is not certain that the building was erected solely as a chapel,
it had two galleries, east and west, with the pulpit on the north
side, only the gallery at the west end remains. The interior was
stripped and re-arranged in the C19. The exterior is very plain.
Plastered walls. C19 and C20 windows high in walls. C20 gabled
south porch and C20 vestry. (Hertfordshire Countryside Jan 1979
p 16).

Listing NGR: TL3943225263

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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