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Zion Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1917 / 53°11'30"N

Longitude: -2.8819 / 2°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 341172

OS Northings: 366432

OS Grid: SJ411664

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2VWZ

Mapcode Global: WH88F.P1VH

Entry Name: Zion Chapel

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375836

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469815

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


1932-1/6/141 (East side)
10/01/72 Zion Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
Baptist Church)


Baptist church, now Zion chapel. 1879-80. By John Douglas.
Stone-dressed red brick; red-brown clay tile roof. Undercroft,
church and ancillary rooms in a small wing at west end of each
side, over which the main roof sweeps down.
EXTERIOR: the symmetrical west front has corner turrets with
eaves lower than those to the church; each turret has double
boarded doors in moulded pointed-arched stone openings. 3
mullioned 3-light windows to basement in railed area between
turrets. The main gable-end is of 3 bays divided by moulded
stone projections; 2 lancets to lower part of each bay; a
Geometrical 2-light window to upper part of each bay, the
central window being tall. Steep stone-coped gable. The corner
turrets diminish to octagons in plan immediately beneath the
boldly projecting eaves of spires. 3 bays to each side have
triple lancets, stone-dressed in recessed arched brick panels;
the bays divided by stone-dressed buttresses. The north and
south wings have cross-windows in their west faces. 2 louvred
and gabled lucarnes on each slope of main roof.
INTERIOR has a west gallery. Detailing is simple.
The chapel is an important element of the excellently-composed
group of buildings east of Grosvenor Park Road by John
(Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: London: 1991-: 114,

Listing NGR: SJ4117266432

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

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