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Baptist Chapel, Forecourt Wall, Gate Piers and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Beckington, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2641 / 51°15'50"N

Longitude: -2.2888 / 2°17'19"W

OS Eastings: 379948

OS Northings: 151703

OS Grid: ST799517

Mapcode National: GBR 0RY.Q4Y

Mapcode Global: VH977.8HW8

Entry Name: Baptist Chapel, Forecourt Wall, Gate Piers and Gates

Listing Date: 11 March 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296104

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266994

Location: Beckington, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Beckington

Built-Up Area: Beckington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


4/47 Baptist Chapel, forecourt wall,
gate piers, and gates



Baptist chapel, forecourt wall, gate piers and gates. Chapel dated 1786. Random rubble, plain corner pilasters and
pilaster between each bay; moulded cornice, triangular pediment above centre bay, parapet to either side with 4
baluster panels; pyramidal slate roof; central arcaded wooden lantern, bellcast canopy. Symmetrical classical facade.
Two storey frontage, 3 bays, fixed 9-light casements in segmental headed bead moulded surrounds with emphasised
keystones. Central door opening in simularly moulded segmental headed surround with keystone, stone triangular pediment
over. Returns of 3 bays each, similar fenestration. Single storey ashlar outshut to rear, large octagonal roof lantern
with casement to each face. Tympanum of crowing pediment incised with decayed lettering:- "Baptist Chapel, 1786".
Galleried interior entered through panelled entrance lobby; gallery on 3 sides has elaborate bellied cast iron
balustrading, whole supported on 8 slender cast iron columns, trumpet capitals with acanthus decoration. Four wall
monuments of early C19 by Chapman of Frome. Central panelled pulpit reached by a flight of steps to each side, turned
newel posts, ramped handrails. Jacobean communion table on turned legs. Pair of rusticated ashlar gate piers to
forecourt, moulded caps; pair of wrought iron gates with spear heads to plain shafts; wrought iron lamp overthrow.
Coursed rubble wall with segmental coping to each side.

Listing NGR: ST7994851703

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