Grittleton Strict Baptist Chapel

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Grittleton Strict Baptist Chapel
Grittleton Strict Baptist Chapel is located in Wiltshire
Grittleton Strict Baptist Chapel
Grittleton Strict Baptist Chapel
Location in Wiltshire
Coordinates: 51°31′09″N 2°12′02″W / 51.5193°N 2.2006°W / 51.5193; -2.2006
OS grid referenceST 862 801
LocationThe Street, Grittleton, Wiltshire
CountryEngland
DenominationBaptist
WebsiteHistoric Chapels Trust
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade II*
Designated29 May 1985
Architectural typeChapel
Specifications
MaterialsStone, tiled roof

Grittleton Strict Baptist Chapel is a Baptist chapel in The Street, Grittleton, Wiltshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II* listed building,[1] and is owned by the Historic Chapels Trust.[2]

History[edit]

The chapel was built in about 1720,[1] and opened in 1721.[2] [These dates are in some doubt after recent research.][citation needed] It was promoted and supported by the Houlton family of the local manor house.[1] The chapel closed in 1982 but reopened in 2016, with regular services.[3] It has been owned by the Historic Chapels Trust since 2011.[2]

Architecture[edit]

Built in rubble stone with ashlar dressings, the chapel has a tiled roof. Its plan is rectangular.[1] On the east side are four mullioned and transomed windows.[2] The doorway is on the south side. Inside are north and south galleries, with a vestry under the north gallery. In front of the vestry is an octagonal timber pulpit. Also in the chapel are box pews, three of which are in oak dating from the 18th century, the rest in deal from the 19th century.[1] In addition there is a child's pew.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Historic England, "Grittleton Baptist Chapel (1363850)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 18 June 2012
  2. ^ a b c d e Grittleton Strict Baptist Chapel, Historic Chapels Trust, retrieved 18 June 2012
  3. ^ Phillips, Alison (27 January 2016). "18th Century chapel in North Wiltshire enjoys music for first time in over 30 years". Gazette & Herald. Retrieved 8 March 2016.