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Brook Street Unitarian Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Knutsford, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3016 / 53°18'5"N

Longitude: -2.3701 / 2°22'12"W

OS Eastings: 375429

OS Northings: 378361

OS Grid: SJ754783

Mapcode National: GBR CZW8.N5

Mapcode Global: WH997.K8LR

Entry Name: Brook Street Unitarian Chapel

Listing Date: 18 January 1949

Last Amended: 27 May 1999

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476312

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire East, WA16

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Knutsford

Built-Up Area: Knutsford

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Knutsford St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


792-1/3/1 (South East side)
18/01/49 Brook Street Unitarian Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
Unitarian Chapel)


Unitarian chapel. 1689. Brick with stone-flagged roof.
PLAN: single-celled structure, the galleried interior
expressed externally as 2 storeys.
EXTERIOR: 6 window range. Outer entrances in shallow segmental
arches beneath external staircases each side, giving access to
upper doorways leading to gallery. 2-light mullioned windows
throughout, with 4 to ground floor, the chamfered mullions and
surrounds rendered over, and with flat brick hoodmoulds.
Additional 2 single-light windows centrally, between the
INTERIOR: entered from a lobby to SW, screened off from the
main chapel in the early C18. The main body of the chapel has
gallery running round 3 sides, with pulpit in centre of long
wall, between the additional windows presumably placed to
light it. Short communion rail in front of pulpit, and font
opposite. Pulpit possibly late C17 or early C18, polygonal
with heavy panelling, curved stair, and splayed base. Gallery
has splat balusters and panelled pews, and is supported on
chamfered timber posts. Pews in lower storey date from 1859.
HISTORY: the chapel is associated with the writer Elizabeth
Gaskell, who attended as a child, and who is buried in the

Listing NGR: SJ7542778361

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

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