Description: Baptist Chapel
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 32954
OS Grid Reference: ST5766563036
OS Grid Coordinates: 357665, 163036
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3648, -2.6095
ST 56 SE CHEW MAGNA C.P. TUNBRIDGE ROAD (west side)
3/59 Baptist Chapel
Baptist chapel. Dated 1867 with later additions of 1887. Snecked sandstone and
limestone rubble, limestone dressings, brick, double Roman tiled roofs with raised
coped verges and kneelers. Rectangular chapel with hall attached to rear.
North elevation has pointed arched door in moulded architrave, hood mould with
rosettes and mask stops, stone plate tracery and quatrefoil in upper section of
door; large octofoil window above in plain surround with relieving arch,
datestone above and finial to gable; long and short quoins, band course ramped up
to window and returned under eaves to sides. 4-bay east elevation has round-
headed plate-glass sashes with margin glazing, band course below cills, returned
band course forms corbel table with corbels, plinth; heads of windows in banded
limestone and sandstone. To left, single storey connecting wing with parapet and
coping, door with shouldered architrave, relieving arch and keystone, round-
headed sash with banded head and keystone; 2nd connecting block to left has
similar door and round-headed window with ventilation louvres, limestone parapet
with recessed panels and coping. 2-storey hall to left in snecked rock-faced
limestone rubble has gable end to east with 2 tall lancets and bargeboards, dated
foundation stones and central datestone. Left return of hall has 3 large 4-pane
lights in plain architraves, rear of hall has 2 lancets as on front. West
elevation of chapel has 4 similar round-headed windows with brick heads, no band
courses; single storey lean-to to right with 2 doors and plate-glass sash.
Interior: balustraded dais at south end of chapel with twisted balusters;
original wooden pews.
Listing NGR: ST5766563036
Source: English Heritage
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