Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford

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Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford
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Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford
Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford is located in Cheshire
Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford
Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°18′06″N 2°22′12″W / 53.3017°N 2.3701°W / 53.3017; -2.3701
OS grid reference SJ 754 783
Location Knutsford, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Unitarian
Website Brook Street Chapel
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade I
Designated 18 January 1949
Architectural type Chapel
Materials Red brick,
stone-flagged roof

Brook Street Chapel, is in the town of Knutsford, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.[1] The chapel was built in soon after the passing of the Act of Toleration 1689.[2] It is built in red brick with a stone-flagged roof in two storeys with two external staircases. Inside is a gallery on three sides and a pulpit on a long wall. The pulpit dates from the late 17th or early 18th century and the pews from 1859.[1]

It is the burial place of the novelist Mrs Gaskell who died in 1865, her husband William Gaskell who died in 1884, and her two daughters who died in 1908 and 1913.[2]

It is still in use as a Unitarian chapel.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Brook Street Unitarian Chapel, Knutsford (1388306)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 15 May 2012 
  2. ^ a b Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 376–378, OCLC 719918 
  3. ^ Brook Street Chapel, Brook Street Chapel, retrieved 10 January 2011 

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