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Description: Christ Church Baptist Church
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217693
OS Grid Reference: SP0704089429
OS Grid Coordinates: 407040, 289429
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5027, -1.8977
SP 08 NE 7/85
1864-65 by James Cranston of Oxford. An eccentric Venetian Gothic design in
polychromatic brick with stone dressings; patterned slate roof. Important
corner site at which stands the steeple. It is linked to the body of the
church by a single lower bay which has in it an entrance with a row of
5 lights above it. In the angle between this bay and the body of the church
a canted sided bay with another narrower entrance. The steeple with large
2 light bell openings and the octagonal stone spire rising between tabernacles
on the corners. The body of the church divided into 7 bays. Six have
coupled lancet type windows below and, above, large single light windows
with octofoils separated one from another by buttresses. The seventh bay
projects as a transept. To the right, staggered gabled bays, one of them
the hall of 1888, an addition by J C Dunn and J F Hopkiss. Lofty interior
with clerestory lighting - a large hall with cast iron shafts rising to
roof and supporting galleries. The east end has a shallow apse with glazed
semi-dome, the desk and choir stalls with organ are raised on podium over
the immersion font.
Listing NGR: SP0704089429
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Source: English Heritage
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