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Church of St Leonard (Baptist)

A Grade II Listed Building in Hastings, 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: Gensing, Hastings, East Sussex, TN37

County: East Sussex

District: Hastings

Electoral Ward/Division: Gensing

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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TQ 8009



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. Three central round headed eight panelled doors with terracotta engaged columns, leaf brackets and balustrading with four 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 five 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 two storey brick wing of one bay with round-headed window and four 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

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