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Angel Baptist Church and Attached Iron Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, Islington

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Latitude: 51.5302 / 51°31'48"N

Longitude: -0.1064 / 0°6'23"W

OS Eastings: 531444

OS Northings: 182953

OS Grid: TQ314829

Mapcode National: GBR N5.7M

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.3SLT

Plus Code: 9C3XGVJV+3C

Entry Name: Angel Baptist Church and Attached Iron Railings

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280178

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368694

Location: Islington, London, EC1R

County: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clerkenwell St Mark

Church of England Diocese: London

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Angel Baptist Church & attached iron railings
Formerly known as: Providence Chapel.
Formerly known as: Mount Zion Chapel.
Small non-conformist church. c.1823-24 for Thomas Elliott Esq, patron, for Calvanistic Methodists.

Red stock brick, stucco front facade; Welsh slate gabled roof. Classical style chapel of rectangular plan; forms part of contemporary terrace in Chadwell Street (q.v. Nos. 4-5 and Nos. 6-11). Two storeys; four-window range 1:2:1 plus two-window range to side walls. Projecting pedimented central bay. Round-arched 10/6 sashes with margin lights and curved and radial glazing bars set within arched recessed panels; centre sashes with moulded archivolts and impost strings. Central bay framed by plain pilaster strips and shallow pediment. Irregular ground-floor tetrastyle Ionic portico with deep entablature and flat roof; flanked by empty niches. Twin centre entrances with double panelled doors and plain rectangular overlights; central sash between entrances flanked by cast iron railings. Stucco cornice and blocking course; stucco parapet above pediment with urns to corners.

INTERIOR: plain classical treatment but much altered. Two-aisled plan with late C19 open timber roof and matchboarded ceiling; tie-beams supported on large, elaborate corbels. Plain painted plaster walls with C20 dado. Pulpit wall with central aedicule; dentiled pediment rises into first floor level supported by fluted pilasters and flanked on ground-floor by architraved C20 doors with original heavy entablatures and high broken pediments. Clerestory level with round-arched windows. 1884 high-level pine pulpit in debased Gothic style (shortened c1985) of crude post and rail construction with turned balusters, projecting front and flanking steps; Gothic-style oak lectern. Plain pine pews of same date and style as pulpit with main rows to centre, raking rows to sides. Steep, curved gallery to rear of chapel with plain panelled front, supported on slender cast iron columns and reached by flanking staircases to sides. C20 partition separates sanctuary from vestibule.
(Report prepared by Philip Temple for English Heritage: Islington Chapels: London: 1989-1989: 1-4/CHADWELL STREET).

Listing NGR: TQ3144482953

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