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©  Michael Bass

IoE Number: 271234
Location: BAPTIST CHURCH AND FORMER STABLES AT REAR,
  STOKE ST GREGORY, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Michael Bass
Date Photographed: 28 June 2002
Date listed: 18 December 1986
Date of last amendment: 18 December 1986
Grade II

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ST32NWSTOKE ST GREGORY CPSTOKE ST GREGORY VILLAGE3/66Baptist Church and former stablesat rear

ST32NW STOKE ST GREGORY CP STOKE ST GREGORY VILLAGE 3/66 Baptist Church and former stables at rear II Baptist church with detached stable range. Dated 1895. Red brick, English bond, limestone dressings, coped verges, slate roof. Plant continuous gallery, entrance on south front, meeting room on north front. South side gable fronted, circular window in gable end, three 2-light pointed arch windows linked by continuous hoodmould, stepped buttresses to outer bays with lancets flanking single storey projecting gabled porch also with lancets in outer bays, semi-circular headed opening with central column carrying 2 arched head openings with recessed doors approached by flight of 3 steps; 4 square panels at plinth level record the date of building and those present when it was opened. Three bay returns, full height pilaster buttresses carrying entablature with 'bird's mouth' brick cornice, arch head 2-light windows with marginal glazing bars. Entrance to meeting room projecting in north-east corner, a fifth plaque beside the square headed doorway commemorates the opening of the church. Single storey meeting room at rear. Interior: canted continous gallery with cast iron enriched railings, carried on cast iron columns, diagonally boarded ceiling and stained pine dado and pews, some with baskets and clips to hold wet umbrellas, internal porch with stairs opening out, reading desk with flanking stairs, organ with decorated pipes in gallery above. Stables: red brick, double Roman tiled single storey 3-bay shelter shed with tackroom adjoining right, square headed plank door and window opening. The stables were for the horses of the parishioners attending the service.

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