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Latitude: 53.7039 / 53°42'13"N
Longitude: -2.4645 / 2°27'52"W
OS Eastings: 369433
OS Northings: 423147
OS Grid: SD694231
Mapcode National: GBR CT7M.70
Mapcode Global: WH978.35PD
Entry Name: Lower Chapel
Listing Date: 27 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1072438
English Heritage Legacy ID: 184686
Location: Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen, BB3
County: Blackburn with Darwen
Civil Parish: Darwen
Built-Up Area: Darwen
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Over Darwen St James
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 62 SE DARWEN CHAPELS
4/15 Lower Chapel
Congregational chapel, 1719, improved 1753, rebuilt and enlarged
1853 and 1883. Coursed sandstone rubble with quoins, slate roof
with stone gable copings and kneelers. Rectangular 5-bay plan, with
some later additions on north side and at west end. Two storeys,
in domestic vernacular style. Entrance in east gable wall, which
is later C19 and has in the centre a single storey porch with roof
gabled in the centre monopitched at each side, above this three
5-light windows, and incorporates datestones of 1719, 1753, 1853
and 1883. South wall has raised doorway at east end, and five 3-light
mullioned windows on each floor: those below have chamfered surrounds
and chamfered mullions, those above have thin flush mullions (walls
raised 1853). North wall has similar windows, some at ground floor
obscured or replaced by small outbuildings; west gable wall is partly
covered by overlapping extension of 2 lower storeys which has a door
at ground floor and 2 ogival-headed windows above. Interior altered.
History: originally built by Nonconformist congregation which had
disputed ownership of old parochial chapel, and erected by their own
labour. (References: Abram History of Blackburn: Shaw Darwen and its
Listing NGR: SD6943323147
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