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Description: Roman Catholic Church
Date Listed: 19 August 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 235147
OS Grid Reference: SP6931048598
OS Grid Coordinates: 469310, 248598
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1314, -0.9888
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TOWCESTER MEETING LANE
13/137 Roman Catholic Church
Church, formerly non-conformist chapel. Built 1846. Coursed squared limestone
and ironstone, slate roof. Single-cell plan. Classical style. Pair of rendered
pedimented porches to south gable end with double-leaf doors. Round-arched
windows above in round-arched recesses with rendered heads. Gable of red brick
with moulded stone eaves continued across its base to form a pediment. Ironstone
and limestone quoins, to front angles. Sides have 3 round-arched giant niches
within arches framing segmental-headed windows to ground floor and round-arched
windows above. 2-storey wing to rear gable end with pairs of round-arched
windows to ground and first floors. Rear gable wall and left side of wing are of
red brick, rear gable end of wing of coursed limestone and ironstone rubble.
Windows all have cast-iron frames. Interior has gallery at entrance end on
cast-iron columns incorporating clock by Sidney Hall, Towcester, to middle of
panelled wood gallery front. Wing to rear houses vestry to ground floor and
former school room to first floor with large round-arched hinged double-leaf
panels which can be opened to give a view down into the chapel. Formerly an
Independent Congregational chapel.
Listing NGR: SP6931048598
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Source: English Heritage
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