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Whitfield's Tabernacle

A Grade I Listed Building in Kings Chase, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.463 / 51°27'46"N

Longitude: -2.5062 / 2°30'22"W

OS Eastings: 364931

OS Northings: 173904

OS Grid: ST649739

Mapcode National: GBR CWG.YD

Mapcode Global: VH88P.HHY9

Entry Name: Whitfield's Tabernacle

Listing Date: 6 June 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116201

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28737

Location: South Gloucestershire, BS15

County: South Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Kings Chase

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Kingswood

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

(west side)
Whitfield's Tabernacle
ST 6473 9/173 6.6.51.
Important survival, though relatively modest, of the C18 evangelical movement.
Built 1741, enlarged 1802. Rendering on rubble, pantile roof in 3 hipped
sections lying from front to rear, centre section slightly higher than
side sections, eaves all round. Entrance elevation to Park Road has 3
cambered-headed window openings on upper level and 3 flat-headed openings
to lower level, sashes with glazing bars in exposed wooden frames. Plain
square headed door opening to right with recessed door. Bronze plaque
reads: "This building was erected by - George Whitfield BA and John Cennick
AD 1741 - it is - Whitfield's first tabernacle, the oldest existing memorial
to his great share in the 18th century revival." Right hand end elevation
has 2 plain doors, one at each end, and cambered head window above, 3 tall
semi-circular headed windows to the centre, sashes with glazing bars, in
exposed wood frames. Mid C19 2 storey vestry and committee room extension
to west.
Interior: Gallery on 3 sides on corner columns with palmette caps; panelled
galleries, one panel being the original preaching stone. The original
building has the central roof, the flanking ones being added 1802 with
the galleries.

Listing NGR: ST6493173903

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

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