Description: Baptist Chapel, Forecourt Wall, Gate Piers and Gates
Date Listed: 11 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 266994
OS Grid Reference: ST7994851703
OS Grid Coordinates: 379948, 151703
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2641, -2.2888
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ST75SE BECKINGTON CP FROME ROAD (West side)
4/47 Baptist Chapel, forecourt wall,
gate piers, and gates
Baptist chapel, forecourt wall, gate piers and gates. Chapel dated 1786. Random rubble, plain corner pilasters and
pilaster between each bay; moulded cornice, triangular pediment above centre bay, parapet to either side with 4
baluster panels; pyramidal slate roof; central arcaded wooden lantern, bellcast canopy. Symmetrical classical facade.
Two storey frontage, 3 bays, fixed 9-light casements in segmental headed bead moulded surrounds with emphasised
keystones. Central door opening in simularly moulded segmental headed surround with keystone, stone triangular pediment
over. Returns of 3 bays each, similar fenestration. Single storey ashlar outshut to rear, large octagonal roof lantern
with casement to each face. Tympanum of crowing pediment incised with decayed lettering:- "Baptist Chapel, 1786".
Galleried interior entered through panelled entrance lobby; gallery on 3 sides has elaborate bellied cast iron
balustrading, whole supported on 8 slender cast iron columns, trumpet capitals with acanthus decoration. Four wall
monuments of early C19 by Chapman of Frome. Central panelled pulpit reached by a flight of steps to each side, turned
newel posts, ramped handrails. Jacobean communion table on turned legs. Pair of rusticated ashlar gate piers to
forecourt, moulded caps; pair of wrought iron gates with spear heads to plain shafts; wrought iron lamp overthrow.
Coursed rubble wall with segmental coping to each side.
Listing NGR: ST7994851703
Source: English Heritage
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