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Church of St Leonard (Baptist), Saint Leonards

Description: Church of St Leonard (Baptist)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 January 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 294178

OS Grid Reference: TQ8038809469
OS Grid Coordinates: 580388, 109469
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8566, 0.5616

Location: Chapel Park Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN37 6LE

Locality: Saint Leonards
Local Authority: Hastings Borough Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN37 6LE

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list;-


Baptist Church


Baptist chapel. Built in 1882, Architects Elsworthy & Sons with terracotta
dressings by Messrs Stiff & Sons of Lambeth. Classical style. Built of red brick
in flemish bond with terracotta dressings. Roof now covered in concrete pantiles.
Front has elaborate pediment with central terracotta urn and balustrading at sides.
Double composite pilasters terminate central bay and single composite pilasters to
sides. Central triple round-headed window with keystones and impost blocks,
engaged columns and marginal glazing. End bays have double round-headed windows of
identical type. Ground floor has projecting full width portico. 3 central round
headed 8 panelled doors with terracotta engaged columns, leaf brackets and
balustrading with 4 central urns. Double round-headed windows to each side.
Flight of steps with cemented walls and piers with terracotta coping. Left side
elevation has moulded terracotta cornice with brackets and 5 very tall round-headed
windows with keystones, impost band and marginal glazing divided in the centre by
terracotta aprons. Basement has cambered blocked openings. Right hand side is
similar but basement windows have vertical glazing bars and horns and then is a
2 storey brick wing of 1 bay with round-headed window and 4 panelled door. Interior
not seen but a full height ornate gallery with timber balustrade is reported with
slim cast iron columns to nave.

Listing NGR: TQ8038809469

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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