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Horningsham Congregational Chapel, Horningsham

Description: Horningsham Congregational Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313331

OS Grid Reference: ST8120541136
OS Grid Coordinates: 381205, 141136
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1692, -2.2702

Location: Chapel Street, Horningsham, Wiltshire BA12 7LU

Locality: Horningsham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 7LU

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Listing Text

ST 84 SW
(east side)
2/110 Horningsham Congregational


Congregational chapel. Probably c1700, interior restorations 1754,
1816 and 1863. Random rubble stone with brick dressings, half-
hipped thatched roof. Gable end to road. Single storey with
internal gallery, 3 windows. Entrance to east gable end; double
C19 doors in reveals, 20-pane segmental-headed sash over, Bath Sun
fire insurance plaque over door. North side has three 2-light
leaded casements and blocked doorway, 2-light leaded casements to
three eyebrow dormers lighting gallery. South side has same
windows and two buttresses with offsets. West end has two leaded
cross windows with segmental-headed lights and cast-iron plaque
with date 1566.
Interior: gallery on three sides, supported on turned wooden
columns, panelled front and pews probably of c1816. Early C19
pentagonal panelled pulpit on pedestal with reeded wooden panel
with broken pediment behind, at west end. Circular clock over east
end of gallery, row of wooden chapel hat pegs along north side of
gallery. Pews in body of chapel late C19. Wooden tablet on north
wall records ministers from 1791 to 1959. Arch-braced collar roof
is plastered to form a segmental barrel vaulted ceiling, repaired
in 1960s. The chapel is reputed to have been founded in 1566 for
the Scottish Presbyterian workmen, employed on the building of
Longleat House (q.v.), but no documentary evidence supports this
and the present building is hardly earlier than c1700. (N.
Pevsner, The Buildings of England; Wiltshire, 1975.)

Listing NGR: ST8120541136

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Source: English Heritage

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