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Baptist Chapel and Attached Cottage, Worthen with Shelve

Description: Baptist Chapel and Attached Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 257468

OS Grid Reference: SJ3803702072
OS Grid Coordinates: 338037, 302072
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6129, -2.9165

Location: Worthen, Shropshire SY5 0NU

Locality: Worthen with Shelve
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 0NU

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Listing Text

SJ 30 SE

6/137 Baptist Chapel and
- attached cottage

- II

Baptist chapel and attached cottage. Dated 1833, re-built 1873 with
later alterations. Stucco with plain tile roof. Chapel: gable front;
fixed-light round-headed windows to either side of gabled porch with
inner 6-panel double doors and one window above to centre; 2 similar
windows to 'ritual' east end. Datestone with inscription 'Erected/AD
1833/Rebuilt/1873' to front with pointed finial above to gable. Cottage:
probably c.1873; one storey and attic, toothed eaves cornice; plate-
glass sashes to left and right of central entrance and to gabled half
dormers directly above; 4-panel door with bracketed lean-to hood; rendered
internal end stack to right. Interior: majority of fittings late C19;
benches, wainscot panelling and reader's desk all of this date but
2 cast-iron columns supporting west gallery may be original. Round-
arched panel behind desk supported by 2 pairs of consoles has the painted
words "Serve the Lord with Gladness"; circular moulded panels to roof.
4-panel door with rectangular overlight in left wall leads to lean-
to vestry. The cottage was formerly the manse and the chapel is described
in the work of Mary Webb, the Shropshire novelist. Its re-building
dates to the period of extensive improvements at the neighbouring Snailbeach
Lead Mine.

Listing NGR: SJ3803702072

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Source: English Heritage

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