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Baptist Church and Attached Walls and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Chippenham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4607 / 51°27'38"N

Longitude: -2.1179 / 2°7'4"W

OS Eastings: 391907

OS Northings: 173530

OS Grid: ST919735

Mapcode National: GBR 1R5.CCY

Mapcode Global: VH96C.7KQ2

Plus Code: 9C3VFV6J+7V

Entry Name: Baptist Church and Attached Walls and Piers

Listing Date: 22 June 1978

Last Amended: 16 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462444

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Chippenham

Built-Up Area: Chippenham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Chippenham with Tytherton Lucas

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


930-1/6/214 Baptist Church and attached walls
22/06/78 and piers
(Formerly Listed as:
Baptist Church)


Baptist church. c1856. Limestone ashlar with slate roof and
moulded kneelers to gable ends. Classical style. Rectangular
plan with lower rear block and single-storey lean-tos to the
rear of each side.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 3-window range. An
entablature and high pediment span the facade which is
articulated by pilasters with moulded plinths and capitals.
The 1st floor has eared and shouldered architraves to fixed
16-pane windows, tall blind windows to the ground floor flank
double doors in a moulded architrave with a shallow hood on
The returns have three 16-pane segmental-arched windows to the
1st floor and similar flat-arched windows to the ground floor.
The church hall to the rear, with an entrance on St Mary's
Place, is lower. It has a small corbelled niche to the apex of
the gable, three 9-pane windows to the 1st floor and three
16-pane windows to the ground floor. The lean-to to the north
has a C19 4-panel door.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: ashlar walls approx 1m high are attached
to each rear lean-to, they flank the site and terminate in
ashlar piers with plinths, recessed panels to the sides,
cornices and block tops, approx 1.5m high. A plinth wall with
C20 railings sweeps downhill from left to right in 3 stages to
each side of central C20 gates with similar piers.
(Chamberlain, Joseph A: Chippenham: Chippenham: 1976-: 143).

Listing NGR: ST9190773530

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