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Old Baptist Chapel, Rossendale

Description: Old Baptist Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 June 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 185774

OS Grid Reference: SD8153226303
OS Grid Coordinates: 381532, 426303
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7328, -2.2814

Location: Goodshaw Lane, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 8QE

Locality: Rossendale
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB4 8QE

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Listing Text


2/195 Old Baptist Chapel
7.6.1971 (formerly listed as Goodshaw Baptist
GV Chapel)

Baptist chapel, 1760, enlarged in early C19, restored 1984. Watershot coursed
sandstone blocks, stone slate roof with gable copings, restored ball finials
on ridge and at gables. Rectangular 3-bay plan single depth enlarged to the
front. Two storeys; 2 doorways with plain surrounds and slab canopies on
beaked brackets, above and between these 2 large 12-pane boxed sash windows on
continuous sill, and at each end on each floor a similar but smaller window.
Both return walls show gable and joint line of original lower building; right
return wall has marks of former stone steps in the added wall, and a 2-light
flush mullion window at ground floor of old wall (with small panes of old
glass in lead cames); rear has 3 similar windows with 4-pane fixed glazing at
ground floor, 4 similar windows at 1st floor, the outer having been raised
within the jambs of lower original openings. Interior: raised desk with
sounding board (restored). An unusual survival in being largely untouched
since the early C19. In the guardianship of the Department of the

Listing NGR: SD8153226303

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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