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


List entry Number: 1252950



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

County District District Type Parish
City of SouthamptonUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-May-1995

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436069

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The following building shall be added:-

SOUTHAMPTON DEVONSHIRE ROAD SU4112 (West side) 983-0/1/10006 Central Baptist Church and ancillary buildings to south


Baptist church and ancillary buildings including hall and vestry. 1910; by George Baines and Son of London; J. Nichol of Southampton, builder. Red brick in Flemish bond with freestone dressings, in a Free Gothic style. Slate roofs. PLAN: Wide auditorium with entrance at east end, apse at west end, short wide transepts and tower on the north east corner. The ancillary buildings adjoining south, including a hall and vestry. EXTERIOR: East front has wide gable-end of auditorium with large 5-light Perpendicular window with pinnacles, blind tracery at apex, porch with tent-shaped gable parapet and flanking turrets, the turret on the right rises as the corner turret of the tall tower on the north east comer. The tower has stone bands and tall bell-openings, cornice with gargoyles and parapet swept up between the comer turrets and octagonal openwork traceried wooden lantern with short spire. To the left of the church, the small vestry with canted bay and hipped roof and to the left [south] of the vestry is the hall with 5-light Perpendicular window over pinnacled doorway and flanking turrets; there is a fleche on the hall roof. The north elevation of the church has twin gables to the transept to the right with two Perpendicular windows and squat corner turrets. Fleche over the main roof. INTERIOR: The church auditorium has exposed hammerbeam roof trusses, supported at the 'east' end on the piers of the transept arcades which have polished granite shafts and stiff-leaf capitals. Similar shafts and capitals to the responds of the moulded chancel arch. Concentric plan of curved benches. The hall is aisled and has timber arcade and hammerbeam roof SOURCE: Buildings of England, page 525.

Listing NGR: SU4162212667

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 525

National Grid Reference: SU 41622 12667


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