Building record MDR13077 - Baptist Chapel, Clifton Road, Netherseal

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The Baptist Chapel at Netherseal was built in 1840. (1) There is a General Baptist Chapel situated here on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. (2) A grade II listed Baptist chapel that was built in 1840, with 20th century alterations. It is built of red brick with gauged brick dressings, and has a hipped concrete tile roof with dentilled eaves band. It comprises four bays and is of a single storey. There is a central segment-headed doorcase with double panelled doors, which is flanked by segment-headed small paned iron windows with opening casements. Beyond to either side there are narrower segment-headed doors with pointed gothic panels. Above there are four similar windows to those below, with a stone plaque to the centre inscribed 'Baptist Meeting House 1840'. The west wall has been rendered and has two pointed windows at gallery level. The interior has a plain ceiling with a reeded ceiling rose, and a panelled gallery to the east on iron columns. To either side there are the original box pews and to the west end there is a late 19th century raised dais with a balustrade. All the windows have simple hoods. (3) The General Baptist society in Netherseal was established in c. 1826 as a branch of Austrey, Warwickshire, and became autonomous in 1829. In 1840 they formed a united church with Measham, Leicestershire. The meeting-house was built in 1840, and has brick walls as a hipped slate roof. The broad north front is in Flemish bond with glazed headers, and the windows have cast-iron frames. The south wall is blank, the rendered west wall has two small pointed-arched windows at the upper level, and the east wall has two similar windows below the gallery with a pair of plain windows above. The fenestration appears to require two end galleries but there is now only a single east gallery, closed with shutters below the front, and a late 19th century rostrum pulpit at the west end. (4) The building is labelled as being a place of worship on modern OS mapping [2011]. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Wright, C N. 1887-8. Wright's Directory of Leicestershire. p 526.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. Original UID: 82965.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: RCHME (Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England). 1986. An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses in Central England - Derbyshire extract. p 53.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 2862 1311 (16m by 13m)

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Oct 20 2011 2:46PM

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