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Waterbarn Baptist Chapel, Bacup

Description: Waterbarn Baptist Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185590

OS Grid Reference: SD8458021626
OS Grid Coordinates: 384580, 421626
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6909, -2.2350

Locality: Bacup
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: OL13 0NL

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Listing Text


6/13 Waterbarn Baptist Chapel
- II

Baptist chapel, dated 1847 in gable. Sandstone ashlar facade,
otherwise coursed rubble, slate roof. Rectangular plan (school
attached at south end not included in the item). Two storeys;
symmetrical facade in simple classical style has pilastered corners,
1st floor sill band, string course, moulded cornice and pedimented
gable: at ground floor 2 doorways with panelled doors, rectangular
fanlights, cornices on brackets, and between them 2 round-headed
windows; at 1st floor a Venetian window flanked by round-headed
windows, and in the pediment of the gable a tablet lettered BAPTIST
protected by a cornice on brackets. Side walls have 7 windows on
each floor, rectangular at ground floor and round-headed at
1st floor, all with altered glazing. Interior: horseshoe-shaped
gallery supported on slim iron columns with palm capitals (but now
ceiled) ; segmentally-curved box pews.

Listing NGR: SD8458021626

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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