Description: Central Baptist Church and Ancillary Buildings to South
Date Listed: 22 May 1995
English Heritage Building ID: 436069
OS Grid Reference: SU4162212667
OS Grid Coordinates: 441622, 112667
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9120, -1.4093
The following building shall be added:-
SU4112 (West side)
983-0/1/10006 Central Baptist Church
and ancillary buildings to south
Baptist church and ancillary buildings including hall and vestry. 1910; by George Baines and
Son of London; J. Nichol of Southampton, builder. Red brick in Flemish bond with freestone
dressings, in a Free Gothic style. Slate roofs. PLAN: Wide auditorium with entrance at east
end, apse at west end, short wide transepts and tower on the north east corner. The ancillary
buildings adjoining south, including a hall and vestry.
EXTERIOR: East front has wide gable-end of auditorium with large 5-light Perpendicular
window with pinnacles, blind tracery at apex, porch with tent-shaped gable parapet and
flanking turrets, the turret on the right rises as the corner turret of the tall tower on the north
east comer. The tower has stone bands and tall bell-openings, cornice with gargoyles and
parapet swept up between the comer turrets and octagonal openwork traceried wooden lantern
with short spire. To the left of the church, the small vestry with canted bay and hipped roof and
to the left [south] of the vestry is the hall with 5-light Perpendicular window over pinnacled
doorway and flanking turrets; there is a fleche on the hall roof. The north elevation of the
church has twin gables to the transept to the right with two Perpendicular windows and squat
corner turrets. Fleche over the main roof.
INTERIOR: The church auditorium has exposed hammerbeam roof trusses, supported at the
'east' end on the piers of the transept arcades which have polished granite shafts and stiff-leaf
capitals. Similar shafts and capitals to the responds of the moulded chancel arch. Concentric plan
of curved benches. The hall is aisled and has timber arcade and hammerbeam roof SOURCE:
Buildings of England, page 525.
Listing NGR: SU4162212667
Source: English Heritage
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