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Zion Hill Chapel, Tisbury

Description: Zion Hill Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 321006

OS Grid Reference: ST9474729683
OS Grid Coordinates: 394747, 129683
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0665, -2.0763

Location: Snows Hill, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LH

Locality: Tisbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6LH

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Listing Text

ST 92 NW (north side)

4/217 Zion Hill Chapel


Congregational chapel, now redundant. 1842. Limestone ashlar
with Welsh slate roof. Early C13 style, consists of nave with
gallery over entrance at south end. Gabled south front with
central gabled porch with stepped coping and octagonal pinnacles,
double pointed planked doors with quatrefoil over, 2-light plate
tracery window either side to porch, 2-light plate tracery windows
to ground floor and to gallery with 3 stepped lancets to centre of
first floor, quatrefoil over, stepped coped verge with pilasters
carried up to octagonal corner pinnacles. Left and right returns
have two pairs of lancets with hoodmoulds and buttresses between.
North end has gabled vestry with pair of lancets either side and
three stepped lancets over, corner pilasters carried up to
pinnacles on stepped verge of gable.
Interior has gallery with panelled front, on two cast-iron columns,
reredos and reading desk retained at north end, all pews removed.
Entrance vestibule has pair of stone staircases with cast-iron
handrails to gallery, flanking pointed double doors to nave.
Occupies a prominent hill site overlooking the Nadder Valley.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST9474729683

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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