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Former Salem Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9005 / 51°54'1"N

Longitude: -2.0774 / 2°4'38"W

OS Eastings: 394771

OS Northings: 222444

OS Grid: SO947224

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.X6M

Mapcode Global: VH947.YH4F

Plus Code: 9C3VWW2F+62

Entry Name: Former Salem Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 5 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386841

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474252

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/06/2017


CLARENCE PARADE (North West side)
Former Salem Baptist Chapel

(Formerly listed as Salem Baptist Chapel)


Former chapel. 1843-4, subdivided in 1980. Ashlar over brick with slate roof. Picturesque Gothic style.

EXTERIOR: plinth. Gabled front of three bays, central window in the 'Decorated' style with crocketed label; small rose window to apex with hoodmould. Outer pointed arched openings have three orders of arches with slender pilasters and tall panelled doors with simple Perpendicular-type tracery. Terminal buttresses.

INTERIOR: gallery around four sides with arcaded panelled front supported by iron columns, now partly obscured by inserted ceiling. Flat roof with beams on corbel brackets. Original joinery includes arcaded panelled doors. Carved stone pulpit noted in 1983 List as currently dismantled.

HISTORICAL NOTE: built for the seceders from Bethel Chapel, cost £3,400, £1,000 of which was donated by Mrs Gardner. Intended to seat 2,000.

(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham: 1993: 119; RCHME: Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses: Gloucestershire: London: 1986: 75; Blake S: Cheltenham's Churches and Chapels AD 773-1883: Cheltenham: 1979: 26; Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham Guide 1850: Cheltenham: 1845-1969: 43; Godwin HG: A History of Salem Baptist Church, Cheltenham: 1986; List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Department of the Environment: Borough of Cheltenham: 1983).

Listing NGR: SO9477722431

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