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Church of St Leonard (Baptist)

A Grade II Listed Building in Saint Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8566 / 50°51'23"N

Longitude: 0.5616 / 0°33'41"E

OS Eastings: 580388

OS Northings: 109469

OS Grid: TQ803094

Mapcode National: GBR PX9.BS7

Mapcode Global: FRA D62T.SQY

Plus Code: 9F22VH46+JJ

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard (Baptist)

Listing Date: 10 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043367

English Heritage Legacy ID: 294178

Location: Hastings, East Sussex, TN37

County: East Sussex

District: Hastings

Town: Hastings

Electoral Ward/Division: Gensing

Built-Up Area: Hastings

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Christ Church and St Mary Magdalen, St Leonards

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list;-


Baptist Church


Baptist chapel. Built in 1882, Architects Elsworthy & Sons with terracotta
dressings by Messrs Stiff & Sons of Lambeth. Classical style. Built of red brick
in flemish bond with terracotta dressings. Roof now covered in concrete pantiles.
Front has elaborate pediment with central terracotta urn and balustrading at sides.
Double composite pilasters terminate central bay and single composite pilasters to
sides. Central triple round-headed window with keystones and impost blocks,
engaged columns and marginal glazing. End bays have double round-headed windows of
identical type. Ground floor has projecting full width portico. 3 central round
headed 8 panelled doors with terracotta engaged columns, leaf brackets and
balustrading with 4 central urns. Double round-headed windows to each side.
Flight of steps with cemented walls and piers with terracotta coping. Left side
elevation has moulded terracotta cornice with brackets and 5 very tall round-headed
windows with keystones, impost band and marginal glazing divided in the centre by
terracotta aprons. Basement has cambered blocked openings. Right hand side is
similar but basement windows have vertical glazing bars and horns and then is a
2 storey brick wing of 1 bay with round-headed window and 4 panelled door. Interior
not seen but a full height ornate gallery with timber balustrade is reported with
slim cast iron columns to nave.

Listing NGR: TQ8038809469

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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