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Baptist Church church Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2081 / 51°12'29"N

Longitude: -4.1232 / 4°7'23"W

OS Eastings: 251784

OS Northings: 147570

OS Grid: SS517475

Mapcode National: GBR KN.419P

Mapcode Global: VH4M4.HW3S

Entry Name: Baptist Church church Hall

Listing Date: 14 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208708

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390222

Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Ilfracombe

Built-Up Area: Ilfracombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


853-1/6/83 (South side)
Baptist Church


Includes: Church Hall SPRINGFIELD ROAD.
Baptist Church and Church Hall (originally the schoolroom).
1891 by WH Gould of Ilfracombe.
MATERIALS: Church fronted with pinkish, squared Combe Martin
stone with dressings of Bath stone; minor detail in polished
red granite. Church Hall of rougher local stone rubble with
dressings of limestone (much of it painted) at the front, and
of red brick at the back. Asbestos slated roofs.
PLAN: deep, narrow-fronted plan, apparently with side aisles.
Church Hall abuts left-hand side, at rear end.
EXTERIOR: Gabled 2-stage front in austere Perpendicular style,
its most striking feature an octagonal limestone pinnacle at
left-hand side.
In centre of lower stage is a doorway approached by a flight
of bowed steps; the doorway has a pointed arch springing from
polished granite columns, the spandrels carved with foliage.
At either side is a 2-light window with pointed arch, and
above it a similar, taller window of 5 lights. Memorial stone
dated 26 March 1891.
Long ranges of wooden clerestorey windows in side walls, those
on right-hand side with pointed arches.
Church Hall is 6-windows-wide with Norman-style doorway,
re-used from the former chapel, at right-hand end; above it is
a round-arched window set under a gable. To left of doorway
are 5 more tall, round-arched windows with 5 flat-headed
windows above. Memorial stone dated 26 March 1891.
INTERIORS not inspected, but in 1891 the Ilfracombe Gazette
mentioned the marble baptistery in front of the preaching
rostrum, and the organ by Messrs Vowles of Bristol. In 1937
Allen T Hussell commented on the open hammerbeam roof.
(North Devon D.C. Planning Department: Book 2 (microfilm):
Ilfracombe Local Board of Health Planning Register 6.1.1891;
Planning File on microfilm (not checked); Ilfracombe Gazette,
Arrival List and General Advertiser; Hussell AT: Ilfracombe
Chronicle, 25.6.1937: 2).

Listing NGR: SS5178447570

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