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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FORMER ROOK LANE CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL

List entry Number: 1167729

Location

FORMER ROOK LANE CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL, BATH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityFrome

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 16-Feb-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266042

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. 5363 BATH STREET (West side)

Former Rook Lane ST 7747 NE 10/7 Congregational Chapel

I

2. Ashlar front dated 1707 (altered). 2 tiers of 7 windows, moulded plinth, cornice, parapet, central pediment spanning 5 windows, string course and moulded quoins. Arched window openings with quoined and eaved architraves, and bracketted cills; patterned cast iron window bars. Central doorway with open pediment, bolection surround; pediment break ornamented by urn with flames above. Side lobbies added in matching style in 1862 for gallery stairs and entrances and centre doorway blocked off despite the painted admonition on the lintel "Keep thy foot when thou goest to the House of God". These lobbies have segment headed doors with eaved architraves, above are circular lights with eaved architraves. Hipped modern tile roof with central weathervane. Ornamental gas lamp on corner. 1862 extensions to rear. Interior: 2 large central column on fluted bases and with Doric entablature. Top lit 1862 gallery on 3 sides with evidence of a domed roof structure which is still intact. It is said that this chapel was locally known as The Cupola".

Listing NGR: ST7753147873

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National Grid Reference: ST 77533 47870

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