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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
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
SJ7478 ADAM'S HILL
792-1/3/1 (South East side)
18/01/49 Brook Street Unitarian Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
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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