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Baptist Chapel The Lawrence Flat The Manse Adjoining, Hatch Beauchamp

Description: Baptist Chapel The Lawrence Flat The Manse Adjoining

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 270791

OS Grid Reference: ST3005720126
OS Grid Coordinates: 330057, 120127
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9763, -2.9976

Location: Village Road, Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset TA3 6AA

Locality: Hatch Beauchamp
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 6AA

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Listing Text


12/11 Baptist Chapel, The Lawrence Flat
and The Manse adjoining
(formerly listed as 2 separate
items: Baptist Chapel and The


Baptist chapel; lecture room and classrooms, now flat; manse, vacant at time of survey (December 1984). Chapel dated
1783, lecture rooms dated 1883, manse 1855. Chapel and lecture rooms: roughcast grooved as ashlar, quoins, lias plinth,
gable fronted, slate roofs, overhanging eaves, decorative bargeboards to taller lecture rooms. Plan: parallel range,
2-storey lecture room and classrooms left, chapel full height probably with west end gallery. 1:1 bays; Ham date stones
in gable ends, 3-light arched windows resting on lintels of 6-panel double doors with rusticated surrounds and pentice
porches on stepped brackets, left hand entrance to lecture rooms flanked by illegible Ham stone tablets set above the
plinth, larger tablet left stating that this addition was made "at the sole expense of Mr Vincent Owsley as an
expression of gratitude to Almighty God for blessings received" and opened 1883. Left return, 4 bays, 12-pane sash
windows first floor, two 16-pane sash windows ground floor and inserted C20 door right. Right return; 2 arched many
paned windows. The Manse adjoining, set back. Rendered, shallow pitch slate roof, brick stacks gable ends; probably
double pile; 2 storeys, 3 bays, 2-light casements first floor, ground floor cruciform windows central segmental headed
recessed doorway, flanked by stepped buttresses, half-glazed door with marginal glazing bars and coloured glass.
(Photograph in NMR).

Listing NGR: ST3058021148

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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