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Bethel Chapel, Gatepiers and Retaining Wall with Steps Fronting Property, Chipstable

Description: Bethel Chapel, Gatepiers and Retaining Wall with Steps Fronting Property

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 271168

OS Grid Reference: ST0530225724
OS Grid Coordinates: 305302, 125724
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0231, -3.3516

Location: New Road, Bathealton, Somerset TA4 2AY

Locality: Chipstable
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 2AY

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Listing Text

ST 02 NE
2/15 Bethel Chapel,
gatepiers and
retaining wall
with steps fronting
- property

Congregational church. Dated 1890. Roughcast over rubble, rendered
plinth, rusticated quions, slight bell-cast to clay tiled roof, decorative ridge
tiles, decorative terracotta finials gable ends. Plan: single cell set into
hillside parallel with road, approached from south corner by lateral flight
of steps, gate piers with lamp overthrow and retaining wall running the length
of the building. Two windows left, one right of entrance, rusticated jambs
to openings, voussoirs with inverted arch heads and decorative keystone to
doorway, arch head windows, 2-light with marginal glazing bars and Gothick
tracery tops, plain fanlight to plank door; wrought iron lamp bracket to left
of entrance. Right return inaccessible at time of survey (May 1985), left return
2 similar arch head windows with rusticated jambs and plain voussoirs, date
stone in gable end "AD 1890"; flat roofed addition left, C20 window above
plank door. interior not seen. Gatepiers: brick with inset moulded decorative
glazed panels, concrete pyramid tops, modillion cornice (damaged on right pier),
plinth, wrought iron overthrow with lamp. Flight of steps 1;4;5, slate treads,
unglazed tiles on landings in poor condition. Wall; squared, irregularly coursed
local stone, quoins moulded brick coping, about 2 m high at east end stepped
down to gate pier at south end. A good end example of a non-conformist chapel.
Waterrow was the most important settlement in the parish in the C19.

Listing NGR: ST0530225724

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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