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Description: Rachel Fowler Centre
Date Listed: 29 September 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 314352
OS Grid Reference: ST9053663630
OS Grid Coordinates: 390536, 163630
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3717, -2.1373
ST 9063 MELKSHAM MARKET PLACE
7/135 Rachel Fowler Centre
(formerly listed as Congregational
Congregational Church now community centre. 1773. Ashlar front,
rubblestone sides and rear, Welsh slate roof with coped verges,
kneelers and finials. 2-storey, 3-window gable-end front.
Projecting flat-roofed porch has central segmental-arched doorway
with double 8-fielded panelled doors and classical surround with
pediment, either side is small 12-pane sash. Above are three round
arched windows; centre is taller, with Y-tracery and leaded glass.
Right and left return have square headed 2 and 3-light hollow-
chamfered mullioned windows to first floor and 4 round arched
windows with Y-tracery to first floor. To right of right return is
C20 gabled extension with entrance.
Interior has gallery on 4 sides on cast-iron columns with decorated
wrought iron balconies, pews on galleries only; removed from ground
floor. (Kelly's Directory, 1911).
Listing NGR: ST9053663630
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Source: English Heritage
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