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Fishergate Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7577 / 53°45'27"N

Longitude: -2.7051 / 2°42'18"W

OS Eastings: 353611

OS Northings: 429267

OS Grid: SD536292

Mapcode National: GBR T92.7J

Mapcode Global: WH85M.FT35

Plus Code: 9C5VQ75V+3X

Entry Name: Fishergate Baptist Church

Listing Date: 29 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279822

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391987

ID on this website: 101279822

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

Tagged with: Protestant church building

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941-1/11/106 (North side)
29/01/86 Fishergate Baptist Church


Baptist chapel. 1858, by James Hibbert. Coursed squared
sandstone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Rectangular
plan at right-angles to street, with south-east tower.
Romanesque style. Two storeys over basement, a gabled
symmetrical facade treated as an open pediment, with floor
with enriched cornice, a wide round-headed arch in the centre
containing coupled Mozarabic-arched doorways (up 8 steps with
wrought-iron railings protecting the basement area), and
coupled round-headed arches each side with round-headed
windows, all these arches with pilastered surrounds and
heavily carved imposts; at 1st floor, a very large wheel
window in the centre flanked by smaller ones, all with
hoodmoulds; enriched cornice to corner pilasters and pediment.
The tower has an enriched doorway at ground floor, single
lancets at 1st floor and coupled lancets at 2nd floor with
shafts (all these in Mozarabic style with carved enrichments),
clock-faces at 3rd floor with enriched hoodmoulds, coupled
ocluli at 3rd floor with similar hoodmoulds and pierced
tracery, a Lombard frieze, prominent cornice with birds
projecting from the corners, and a tall pyramidal roof. East
side wall has (inter alia) 6 tall attenuated pointed arched
2-light windows with twisted shafts. Rear gable has two
2-light mullioned windows and a large wheel window. INTERIOR
not inspected.

Listing NGR: SD5361129267

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