Description: Bicester Snooker Club
Date Listed: 20 March 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 243488
OS Grid Reference: SP5848722287
OS Grid Coordinates: 458487, 222287
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8961, -1.1514
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BICESTER CHAPEL STREET
SP5822S (East side)
3/13 Bicester Snooker Club
20/03/70 (Formerly listed as
Congregational Church, and
0xfordshire County Council)
Congregational chapel, now club. 1728, altered and extended c.1840 and 1873;
converted late C20. Limestone rubble and chequer brick with some ashlar
dressings; Welsh-slate roofs. Central block with added lower wings flanking a
forecourt. 5-window brick front of main range, with blue headers, rises from a
rubble plinth and has tall round-arched windows with C19 architraves and wooden
tracery; left bay has been altered to form a rose window above an added
pedimented porch, with a round-arched doorway surrounded by rusticated stone
blocks. Hipped roof has boxed eaves which break in the centre below a small
triangular pediment; only the pediment retains the deep plaster cove. Low wings
have yellow headers, and the arched windows in their front gable walls have
wooden "Gothic" tracery; right wing has a gable parapet; left wing returns
beside main block with sash windows. Sides and rear of main block are in rubble
and there are further arched and rose windows. Interior: upper room retains
boarded ceiling of chapeI with a deep plaster cove.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.454).
Listing NGR: SP5848722287
Source: English Heritage
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