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Sheppards Barton Baptist Church and School Rooms and Forecourt Area Railings and Gates and Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Frome, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2302 / 51°13'48"N

Longitude: -2.3248 / 2°19'29"W

OS Eastings: 377414

OS Northings: 147942

OS Grid: ST774479

Mapcode National: GBR 0S9.T6M

Mapcode Global: VH97D.NB9R

Entry Name: Sheppards Barton Baptist Church and School Rooms and Forecourt Area Railings and Gates and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 23 April 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246340

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487331

Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Frome

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

FROME

1010/0/10012 SOUTH PARADE
23-APR-01 Sheppards Barton Baptist Church, Schoo
l Rooms and forecourt area railings, g
ates and gate-piers.

GV II

Baptist chapel and school rooms. 1850; by J. Davis; school rooms added circa 1860. Coursed limestone with ashlar dressings. Slate hipped roof with parapet at front; school rooms rusticated ashlar and red brick.
PLAN: Square auditorium with gallery on three sides; entrance in recessed porch under gallery. School rooms added in about 1860 at rear, facing Wine Street.
Italianate style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey 1:3:1 bay SE front with parapet and cornice, the flanking bays slightly advanced with cornice at first floor continuing across central recess; cornices supported on large console brackets in recess; rusticated quoins and rusticated ashlar at ground floor with 3-bay arcaded entrance with imposts carried through to flanking round-arch windows with rusticated voussoirs; five double-recessed round-arch windows on first floor with moulded archivolts, keystones, continuous impost mouldings and balustrades to cills; round-headed sashes with arched glazing bars; within the arcaded porch doorways in left and right returns have moulded fielded panel double doors with cornices. At sides round-headed first floor windows and segmental ground floor windows.
Including forecourt area railings, gates and stone gate-piers and terminal piers with arched panels and caps.
School rooms at rear [NW] facing Wine Street, with pedimental gabled front; ground floor rusticated ashlar with arched recesses, the centre wide segmental arch containing three round-headed windows and with tall narrow flanking round-headed recesses containing doorways with moulded segmental-headed overlights with keyblocks and with panelled doors, the top panels arched; first floor red brick red brick with stone pilasters, the three bays with moulded modillions above, the wider centre bay with segmental arch in gable and tripartite round-headed windows, the flanking bays with smaller round-headed windows; all round-headed sashes with margin glazing bars.
INTERIOR: Gallery on three sides of auditorium on thin iron posts, most of its panelled front removed; dado panelling, seating and rostrum also taken out, the rostrum was re-used from the earlier, 1708, chapel; auditorium has ceiling divided into compartments with central skylight and with elliptical arch recess on NW side of auditorium. Wall monuments from former chapel, including those to John Sheppard [1806], Thomas Bunn [1775] and the Rev Edward Cooper Daniell [1828]. First floor school room has exposed arch-braced trusses on corbels.
SOURCE: RCHME, Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in South West England, p175.


Listing NGR: ST7741747943

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