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Grittleton Baptist Chapel, Grittleton

Description: Grittleton Baptist Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 315866

OS Grid Reference: ST8618080057
OS Grid Coordinates: 386180, 180057
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5193, -2.2006

Location: The Street, Grittleton, Wiltshire SN14 6AP

Locality: Grittleton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 6AP

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Listing Text

ST 88 SE (south side)

3/55 Grittleton Baptist Chapel
(formerly listed as Strict
Baptist Chapel)


Baptist Chapel, c1720, rubble stone with ashlar dressings and
hipped Bridgwater tile roof. Rectangular plan with flush
segmental-headed windows, 2 tall cross-windows to west side with
dripcourse over, four smaller cross-windows to ground floor of east
side, dripcourse above and four 2-light upper windows. South end
segmental-headed doorway with keystone and short moulded cornice
over. A south east cornerstone has scratched 1722 and possibly
1705 dates. Elevations appear to reflect a gallery on east and
pulpit central on west wall but interior now has galleries at north
and south ends, that to south probably C18, on two turned posts,
has fielded panelled front, that to north, possibly C19, is over a
glazed-fronted vestry. Original octagonal timber pulpit with
fielded panels and turned balusters is reset in front of vestry.
At rear south east corner three C18 oak box pews, the rest of the
pews are mid C19 deal. Licensed 11.1.1721. The chapel was
promoted and supported by the Houlton family of the Manor House.
(J.E. Jackson, A History of the Parish of Grittleton, 1843, 21)

Listing NGR: ST8618080057

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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