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Providence Chapel, Cranbrook

Description: Providence Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 169090

OS Grid Reference: TQ7767836008
OS Grid Coordinates: 577678, 136008
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0959, 0.5361

Location: Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3HE

Locality: Cranbrook
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN17 3HE

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Listing Text

TQ 7736 SE
(west side)
20.6.67 Providence Chapel
- II*

Presbyterian chapel. 1795, 1803, 1808, 1818 and 1828 with late C19 alterations.
Timber-framed and weatherboarded with slate roofs, hidden by parapet to front.
Weatherboarded to front on first floor with masonry grooving on wooden
supports of which one column has a Doric capital. The rest renewed or altered.
Polygonal front of 7 faces on first floor. The central five with tall round-
headed sashes with glazing bars in open boxes, the centre window being false.
Ground floor to rear has evidence of two different builds of brick work.
Staircases to chapel against westernmost bay of polygonal front and against
east wall, which continues to gallery. INTERIOR: Baptisting under polygonal
front in centre of floor in front of pulpit, (1914). Vestries also on ground
floor. Chapel has flat plaster ceiling with ceiling beams showing stages
of enlargement. South and west galleries with reeded edges to panels
separated by reeded pilasters, all supported on columns, now marbled. Pulpit
with 5-sided front and applied reeded mouldings to panels, supported on two
marbled fluted columns. Seating, of early C19, benches with backs filled
later. See B.O.E., W Kent, P237.

Listing NGR: TQ7767836008

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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