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France Congregational Church and Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Chalford, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7254 / 51°43'31"N

Longitude: -2.1485 / 2°8'54"W

OS Eastings: 389841

OS Northings: 202977

OS Grid: SO898029

Mapcode National: GBR 1MV.X6G

Mapcode Global: VH94Z.QW1N

Plus Code: 9C3VPVG2+5J

Entry Name: France Congregational Church and Hall

Listing Date: 16 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340424

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132823

Location: Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Chalford

Built-Up Area: Chalford

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: France Lynch St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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13/29 France Congregational Church
and Hall


Former Congregational chapel and school room, now disused.
Datestone: 'FRANCE MEETING / REBUILT 1819'; school room added 1854.
Squared and dressed limestone front, coursed rubble sides and rear;
concrete tile to chapel, Welsh slate to school room. Rectangular
double-height chapel; single-storey school room on east side with
additional rear wing. Front: 3-window fenestration to chapel,
outer keyed round arched sashes with glazing bars; central upper
level Venetian window with oval date plaque above and clock-face
below. Central round-arched doorway with C20 door, side-lights and
large plain fanlight. Plain upper level band; plain parapet with
moulded cornice. Tall hipped roof. Five-window round arched sash
fenestration to school room to right, all with glazing bars.
Moulded stone eaves; hipped roof. West side: 4-window fenestration
on 2 levels, all round arched sashes with glazing bars. East side:
similar fenestration as to west side of chapel. Central round
arched doorway to school room with blocked fanlight; flanking round
arched windows. Moulded eaves continued from front; central date
plaque below, now illegible. Forecourt iron railings to school
room have iron tops to principal posts with acorn finials. Rear: 2
round arched windows to chapel with Romanesque dividing colonnette.
Interior: not accessible at time of survey (August 1986) but
records show panelled gallery around 3 sides with later Cl9
seating. Central panelled pulpit at north end is original with
later stairs. Various late C18 and early Cl9 monuments, many
transferred from an earlier chapel. Sketch plan and interior view
in NMR.
(RCHM, An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses in
Central England, 1986; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds, 1979).

Listing NGR: SO8984102976

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