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A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7552 / 53°45'18"N

Longitude: -2.6996 / 2°41'58"W

OS Eastings: 353966

OS Northings: 428985

OS Grid: SD539289

Mapcode National: GBR T9X.3P

Mapcode Global: WH85M.HWP2

Entry Name: Chapel

Listing Date: 20 August 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279805

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392116

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


941-1/13/223 (East side)
20/08/91 No.1


Formerly known as: Zoar Chapel.
Chapel. 1853, for Particular Baptists; altered. Red brick in
Flemish bond, with sandstone dressings and slate roof.
Rectangular single-cell plan at right-angles to street. One
tall storey and 3 bays, symmetrical; a gabled facade with a
sandstone plinth and brick pilasters with moulded stone caps
in a band to the gable, which is treated as a pediment. The
wider centre bay has a doorway with a moulded architrave and a
large cornice on consoles, and double doors with round-headed
panels, and above this a 12-pane sashed window with margin
panes, a raised sill on sill-blocks, and a similar cornice on
consoles. The narrower outer bays have very tall multi-paned
windows including margin panes (all of crown glass), with
raised sills on sill-blocks, plain lintels and moulded
cornices. The gable has a moulded coping and contains a stone
panel with sunk Maltese cross. Rear, now covered by added
2-storey lean-to, has 2 tall windows like those at the front.
INTERIOR: modernised by insertion of suspended ceiling, but
with remains of moulded cornice of original ceiling and tops
of pilasters with egg-and-dart decoration (visible through
rear windows). History: built by Particular Baptists seceding
from former Vauxhall Road Chapel in 1853; taken over in 1882
by Catholic Apostolic Church.

Listing NGR: SD5396628985

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

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