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Melbourne Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8245 / 52°49'28"N

Longitude: -1.4282 / 1°25'41"W

OS Eastings: 438629

OS Northings: 325372

OS Grid: SK386253

Mapcode National: GBR 6G2.ZPF

Mapcode Global: WHDHF.186H

Entry Name: Melbourne Baptist Church

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83042

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Melbourne

Built-Up Area: Melbourne

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

6/57 (West Side)
Melbourne Baptist Church
Baptist church. 1750, enlarged 1832, with minor later
alterations. Rendered brick, simulated to look like ashlar,
with painted stone dressings and rusticated rendered quoins.
Slate roof with stone coped gables on plain kneelers. Three
bays by three bays with lower bay to west. Main elevation to
east is gabled and has a plain first floor sill band and a
similar band at eaves level. To ground floor there is a central
C18 Venetian window with narrow central light, now blocked, and
side lights with fixed C20 windows filled with coloured glass,
each with keystones to top. To top of the central light there
is an attractive C19 lamp bracket. To either side there are C18
doorcases with raised fillets to the outer edges and raised
keystones, each doorcase has a panelled door. Above there are
three fixed pane windows below rusticated wedge lintels with
keystones. Above again in the gable there is a central stone
plaque on plain consoles, inscribed 'General Baptist Chapel,
Erected 1750, enlarged 1832'. Just above this is a small
moulded circular window. South elevation has two fixed pane
windows to ground floor and three similar windows above with
rusticated wedge lintels plus keystones. Rear elevation has a
lower brick chancel bay with a segment headed doorcase to north
and a semi-circular headed window above, plus a similar window
to the west wall. Interior has a panelled gallery on wooden
columns to three sides and a wide moulded depressed segmental
arch into the western bay with banded pilasters to either side
from the gallery level upwards. The ceiling is panelled and has
an early C19 rose to centre. Nave has simple early C19 box
pews. Western bay has an ornate late C19 railing to front and
to the pulpit, also with ornate organ behind. There are several
wall memorials, including three C18 ones to the east wall.
There is one marble and slate memorial with a flat obelisk top
to Robert Shevyn who died 1791 and two slate memorials, both
with urns to tops, one to Francis Smith who died 1796 and one to
Robert Sheffield who died in 1797. The north wall has a slate
and white marble memorial to John Pegg who died in 1826, by J
Robinson of Derby, and a similar one to John Earp who died in
1836, by J Yates of Leicester. There is another similar,
unsigned one, to Thomas Perkins and his daughter Elizabeth, who
died in 1792 and 1854. South wall has a coloured marble war
memorial and two slate and white marble memorials, one to John
Scott who died in 1846, by Bagnall, and one to John Earp who
died 1883, signed by Robinson of Derby.

Listing NGR: SK3862925372

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