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Baptist Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bratton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2721 / 51°16'19"N

Longitude: -2.1248 / 2°7'29"W

OS Eastings: 391387

OS Northings: 152553

OS Grid: ST913525

Mapcode National: GBR 1TH.3MP

Mapcode Global: VH97B.4915

Entry Name: Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 11 September 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1036507

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313643

Location: Bratton, Wiltshire, BA13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bratton

Built-Up Area: Bratton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bratton St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 9152
(north side)
11/6 Baptist Chapel
Baptist chapel. 1734 with additions early C19 and mid C19.
Flemish bond brick, stone slate hipped roof to chapel, tiled hipped
roofs to flanking schoolrooms, brick stacks with toothed bands.
Single storey chapel with gallery, 2-storey schoolrooms. Central
round-arched 8-panelled door in bolection-moulded architrave with
keystone and imposts, semi-circular stone hood, 12-pane round-
arched sash with keystone and imposts either side, keyed rose
window over and square sundial over door, moulded stone eaves and
plain stone pilasters. Schoolrooms to either side have 4-panelled
or 6-panelled doors, one 12-pane sash to first floor. Left return
has three sashes to ground and first floor, datestone 1858. Right
return has two sashes to both floors. Rear of chapel has two
round-arched 12-pane windows and keyed rose window over, dentil
brick eaves cornice, extension of rear recorded by 1786 datestone
to first floor. Rear of schoolrooms have sashes.
Interior of chapel has gallery of 1807 on three sides with recessed
panelling, on octagonal wooden columns, plaster ceiling cornice,
box pews to ground floor and gallery, reading desk on raised dais
at north end, doors with 4 fielded panels, marble fireplace in west
schoolroom first floor. Baptists had been meeting in Erlestoke
since 1662 and in Bratton since 1701, before this chapel was built
by subscription.
(History of the Baptist Church, 1662-1962)

Listing NGR: ST9138752553

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