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Former Rook Lane Congregational Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Frome, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2296 / 51°13'46"N

Longitude: -2.3231 / 2°19'23"W

OS Eastings: 377533

OS Northings: 147871

OS Grid: ST775478

Mapcode National: GBR 0S9.TQB

Mapcode Global: VH97D.PC67

Entry Name: Former Rook Lane Congregational Chapel

Listing Date: 16 February 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167729

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266042

Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Frome

Built-Up Area: Frome

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(West side)

Former Rook Lane
ST 7747 NE 10/7 Congregational Chapel


Ashlar front dated 1707 (altered). 2 tiers of 7 windows, moulded plinth, cornice,
parapet, central pediment spanning 5 windows, string course and moulded quoins.
Arched window openings with quoined and eaved architraves, and bracketted cills;
patterned cast iron window bars. Central doorway with open pediment, bolection
surround; pediment break ornamented by urn with flames above. Side lobbies added
in matching style in 1862 for gallery stairs and entrances and centre doorway
blocked off despite the painted admonition on the lintel "Keep thy foot when thou
goest to the House of God". These lobbies have segment headed doors with eaved
architraves, above are circular lights with eaved architraves. Hipped modern tile
roof with central weathervane. Ornamental gas lamp on corner. 1862 extensions to
rear. Interior: 2 large central column on fluted bases and with Doric entablature.
Top lit 1862 gallery on 3 sides with evidence of a domed roof structure which is
still intact. It is said that this chapel was locally known as The Cupola".

Listing NGR: ST7753147873

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

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