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United Reformed Chapel, Avebury

Description: United Reformed Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 November 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 311495

OS Grid Reference: SU1025869935
OS Grid Coordinates: 410258, 169935
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4283, -1.8538

Location: Herepath, Avebury, Wiltshire SN8 1RE

Locality: Avebury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN8 1RE

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Listing Text

SU 16 NW
(south side)
11/74 United Reformed Chapel
(formerly listed as Avebury Chapel)


United Reformed Chapel. Probably c1707, altered early C19, and school room to rear c1890. Sarsen with brick dressings.and gable, rear extension of brick. Roof tiled. Rectangular cell with entrance in north gable facing street but set behind graveyard. Front altered or rebuilt early C19 to include gallery, and 2 bay brick rear extension to rear, the first bay occupied by extension of chapel, the second a schoolroom. Facade has central arched boarded door and two pointed arched windows either side with 'Y' tracery, and further window above door to gallery. Hoodmoulds over windows. Gallery has high level 2-light side window. Schoolroom has 3 lancets in south gable.
Interior of 3 bays with central reading desk in first bay of brick extension, wainscotted behind. West gallery on timber posts. Simple pews. The building is an example of a dissenter's chapel built after the Five Mile Act of 1665, being above that distance from Calne, Devizes and Marlborough. It is also within the
southern inner and earlier henge monument.

Listing NGR: SU1025869935

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Source: English Heritage

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