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Baptist Church. Gate Piers, Westbury

Description: Baptist Church. Gate Piers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 December 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 313196

OS Grid Reference: ST8597649843
OS Grid Coordinates: 385976, 149843
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2476, -2.2023

Location: Westbury Leigh, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 3SF

Locality: Westbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 3SF

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Listing Text

(South-East Side)
29.12.50. Baptist Church.
SP 85 SE 1/69
ST 85 SE 2/69


Built 1796-7 while Robert Marsham was pastor. Altered, enriched and enlarged
(with Sunday School etc) 1847-71. [VCH] Impressive building with single
pediment front at angle to street and set back at a high level with ramped
road approach above rubble stone retaining wall and inner (concrete) retaining
wall to Churchyard giving effect of double terrace. Red brick with stone
band at base of pediment, moulded stone coping with bracketted angle knee
piece of stone. Semi-circular window in tympanum with plain stone surround
and key block. 3 arched windows in similar surround on 1st floor, 2 similar
windows on ground moor and double 6-panel central door in stone architrave
with key block and surround of stone pilasters and cut brackets supporting
cornice and pediment, with bedmould coved over brackets. Flanking walls to
steps with moulded coping. The side elevations, English bond, have 3 arched
windows and cogged eaves cornice. Secondary smaller block at back [Sunday
School with 2 tall rectangular windows [glazing bar sashes with brick flat
arches and low pitched slate roofs. 2 sets of square stone rusticated gate
piers with moulded cap curved with fan and key ornament, at left hand and
to right of concrete faced retaining wall. Interior of Church galleried with
rounded corners to South-East; galleries with fielded panels and dentil moulding
to cornice. Most of the C19 pews in situ. Mid C19 organ. Enriched cornice
with egg and dart and patterned ceiling roses.

Listing NGR: ST8597649843

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Source: English Heritage

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