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Baptist Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland

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Latitude: 54.5794 / 54°34'45"N

Longitude: -1.1734 / 1°10'24"W

OS Eastings: 453524

OS Northings: 520781

OS Grid: NZ535207

Mapcode National: GBR NH7H.R5

Mapcode Global: WHD70.Y5D5

Entry Name: Baptist Church

Listing Date: 29 April 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60371

Location: Redcar and Cleveland, TS6

County: Redcar and Cleveland

Electoral Ward/Division: South Bank

Built-Up Area: Middlesbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: South Bank St John

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

NZ 52 SW
north side
3/106 Baptist Church
- 11*

Baptist church 1905, by G. Baines & Son (London): recorded on foundation
stone left of main doors. Red engineering brick with terracotta bands and
dressings. Welsh slate roofs with terracotta ridge crestings. Disoriented,
terms used are ritual. Clerestoried nave with aisles; paired gabled north
and south transepts; short chancel; north-east and south-east vestries; and
north-west and south-west towers. Arts and Crafts Gothic style with
Perpendicular-style tracery. 3-bay west front with gabled centre flanked by
slightly-projecting tapered 2-stage towers. Central paired segment-headed
doorways up 3 steps, with panelled double doors in chamfered and moulded
surrounds with poppyhead finials. Flanking buttresses have trefoil-headed
panels under curved gables. Segment-headed window above, has hoodmould with
similar finial and foliate stops. Ornate moulded ventilation grilles left
and right of window, and plain triple vent slits in shaped apex of gable,
flanked by similar buttresses rising above eaves, with metal brazier
finials. Towers each have similar doorway below 3-light window, and
pyramidal roof with similar finial on trumpet-shaped stem. Returns of nave
each have three 4-light plain timber-mullioned clerestorey windows. 2-bay
aisles, transepts and vestries all have similar but restrained details as
west front. Stump of metal ventilation lantern on ridge of nave roof. All
roofs have exposed shaped rafter ends at overhanging eaves. Interior: 4-bay
wood arcades have square quasi-Tuscan columns with arched braces and
ogee-shaped struts in spandrels. Straight braces to aisle rafters. False
hammerbeam roof has arched braces, traceried spandrels and wrought iron ties
with scrolled braces; ceiled above collars, with patterned vent panels.
Patterned leaded-light windows have good coloured glass. Slightly raked
floor with curved benches forming semi-circle. Curved and pierced
bench-ends have metal umbrella brackets. Recessed glazed screen under west
gallery with quadrant angles and blind traceried panelled front; holds
similar pews. Organ, in chancel, fronted by similar choir benches, screen
and square pulpit with chamfered corners; all with similar panelling.
Ornate brass door fittings and scrolled balustrade to pulpit stair. Metal
wall-vent covers with fleur-de-lys ornament. Patterned tesellated pavement
with fleur-de-lys ornament, in entrance lobby. Cantilevered concrete
staircase with iron stick balusters and moulded wood handrail ramped at
landings and ends, in north-west tower. Church schools and hall dated 1934,
adjoining east end, are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ5352420781

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

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