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Park Lane Unitarian and Free Christian Chapel, Ashton-in-Makerfield

Description: Park Lane Unitarian and Free Christian Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213565

OS Grid Reference: SD5687101658
OS Grid Coordinates: 356871, 401658
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5098, -2.6518

Location: 589 A49, Pemberton, Wigan WN4 0DA

Locality: Ashton-in-Makerfield
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WN4 0DA

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Listing Text

SD 50 SE
(west side)
9/9 Park Lane
Unitarian and
Free Christian
7.12.66 Chapel
Unitarian chapel. 1697 with alterations of 1871 and 2-storey
extension of 1867. Pebble-dashed brick with stone dressings
and stone slate roof. 5 bays, the western bay of 2 storeys
with gables to north and south. Stone base, weathered
buttresses with decorated gablets, 2 raking buttresses to
north, top corbelled frieze, 2 string courses. Straight-
headed windows with plaster surrounds and C19 glazing. 3
urns on plinths to south side. East facade has coped gable
with ball finial; 2 round-headed lights and roundel with C19
stained glass. Western bay has 2 string courses, segmental-
headed entrance to south, paired round-headed windows above
have pilasters and archivolts. Square bell turret to
junction of ridges has open sides and pyramidal shingled
roof. West facade has round-headed windows, 2 to ground
floor, one of 2 lights to 1st floor. Interior has
wainscotting formed from doors to original box pews with
initials of owners and date 1697. Arch-braced canted ceiling
conceals original roof trusses. West gallery over entrance
hall of school. Original pulpit at east end has bolection-
moulded panels, and brass memorial plaque dated 1775 from a
chapel at Prescot. The oldest non-conformist chapel in the

Listing NGR: SD5687101658

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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