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Baptist Church, Melksham

Description: Baptist Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 September 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 314354

OS Grid Reference: ST9020064286
OS Grid Coordinates: 390200, 164286
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3775, -2.1422

Location: Weavers Crofts, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8AX

Locality: Melksham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN12 8AX

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Listing Text

(west side)

5/137 Baptist Church
(formerly listed as Baptist Church
Sunday School)


Baptist Church. 1776, restored 1879. Rubblestone, double Roman
tiled (steeply pitched) hipped roof. Square plan. 2-storey, 3-
window. Original entrance door is on right return from street. 6-
panelled double doors in staff-moulded case with pulvinated frieze
and pediment on pilasters. Either side is sash in beaded case.
First floor has three round-headed 4-pane sashes in beaded cases.
Right and left returns have two sashes in ground floor in beaded
cases and two 4-pane round-headed sashes to first floor. Attached
to left return is C19 entrance hall and sunday school. Late C18
cartouche is on left return.
Interior: Galleries on three sides, of 1795, have elaborate cast
iron balconies supported on cast iron columns with composite
capitals. Pews and pulpit are wooden and date from restoration of
1879. Ceiling has plaster cornice and central rosette with
acanthus leaves. Marble wall tablet to Ledyard family of 1790, and
one to Joshua Russell, 1840 in classical style. Removal of
Victorian pews proposed in 1984.
(N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST9020064286

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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