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Blakeney United Reformed Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Blakeney, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7609 / 51°45'39"N

Longitude: -2.4815 / 2°28'53"W

OS Eastings: 366866

OS Northings: 207026

OS Grid: SO668070

Mapcode National: GBR JW.08HP

Mapcode Global: VH874.YZ0Y

Plus Code: 9C3VQG69+9C

Entry Name: Blakeney United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 25 January 1985

Last Amended: 20 October 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353901

Location: Awre, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Awre

Built-Up Area: Blakeney

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Blakeney All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

In the entry for:


3/93 Congregational Chapel

- II

the entry shall be amended to read:


3/93 Blakeney United
Reformed Church


- II*

Non-conformist chapel. Dated 1849. Squared and coursed stone with ashlar quoins and dressings,
rendered to left-hand retum and to rear and with brick window dressings to rear block; ashlar facade;
hipped slate roof to front chapel block and gabled slate roof to rear schoolroom block. Classical style
with Gothick details.
Rectangular-plan chapel with entrance to narthex beneath gallery; schoolroom block to rear. Gabled
facade with pyramidal finials, set on pilaster buttresses to ends; debased classical porch with
bootscrapers to sides and finial to simple pediment with cornice and finial; panelled double doors.
Architrave to panel above, inscribed INDEPENDENT CHAPEL; semi-circular architraves with
impost and key blocks to tall small-paned windows with radiating heads. Moulded beneath pediment
with 1849 date set in oval panel to tympanum. Similar windows to 2-window returns, those on
left-hand return with Gothick details to heads. To rear is lower schoolroom range, with 3 similar
smaller windows which are graduated down from centre. INTERIOR: moulded ceiling cornice;
dog leg stairs with turned balusters rise to gallery, which retains original pews with panelled backs
and shaped ends, panelled balcony front with Gothick frieze interrupted by full-height trefoil-headed
panels; gallery is supported on octagonal with moulded bases and capitals to fluted upper sections.
Panelled screen walls and doors to narthex beneath gallery. Full set of original box pews, with pulpit
set in railed area with wooden rail supported on wrought-iron stanchions with Gothic scrolls. Built
to replace a chapel at Blakeney Hill which opened in 1823. A remarkably complete and
architecturally distinctive example of its type, one ofthe most prominent and distinctive expressions
ofnon conformist architecture in the Forest of Dean region.


Congregational Chapel
- II

Former Independent Chapel, now Congregational Chapel. Dated 1849. Fine
squared stone pecked surface and margins, Welsh slate hipped root. Entrance
front with pilaster corners topped by obelisks and central pediment broken
through by date stone plus obelisk. 2-windowed, arched heads, flat dressed
surrounds, central pair of 3-panel doors in heavy 'doric' porch. South side
rendered, 2-windowed arched, with simple tracery, flat band surrounds with
keystone and impost blocks; north side similar, but exposed coursed and
squared stone. Original wood sashes. At rear, cross block, low single
storey, slate roof.

Listing NGR: SO6686607026

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

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