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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: 1280592



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

County District District Type Parish
The City of Brighton and HoveUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Feb-1991

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 365548

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TQ2904NE HOLLAND ROAD 579-1/19/57 (East side) 26/02/91 Baptist Chapel and attached Schoolroom including forecourt wall


Baptist chapel, school room and forecourt wall. 1887 by John Wills and paid for by the Congreve family. Transitional Gothic style. Coursed Purbeck rubble with freestone dressings; slate roof with crested ridge tiles. Chapel and hall form a continuous range along street. From left a screen wall to passage separating chapel from house (not included) contains a Caernarvon-arched doorway set in pentised porch with quatrefoil window over with pilaster buttress completed by a heavy broached pinnacle abutting house. The chapel runs parallel to the street: a transept has two tiers of triple lancets each of two lights flanked by a single light; then four bays of double lancets in two tiers each beneath a gablet and separated by buttresses. The main entrance, a two centred arched doorway with polished Purbeck shafts occupies the ground storey of a buttressed tower, standing forward one bay, of four stages with false battlements and machicolations and with a derived Rhenish-style pyramidal roof. To the right again a further screen with doorway links to the schoolroom, gable-end to the street with triple lancet windows. Interior: the chapel is open to the roof which has hammerbeams and collars pierced with trefoils. There are galleries to three sides carried on cast-iron columns with foliated capitals. All the original pitch pine pews and desks survive, as do the fine wrought-iron screens to the galleries and other fixtures. (Elleray DR: The Victorian Churches of Sussex: 1981-: 68).

Listing NGR: TQ2959004688

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Elleray, D R , The Victorian Churches of Sussex, (1981), 68

National Grid Reference: TQ 29590 04688


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