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© Miss Esther Harbour

IoE Number: 365548
Photographer: Miss Esther Harbour
Date Photographed: 01 August 2004
Date listed: 26 February 1991
Date of last amendment: 26 February 1991
Grade II

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HOVETQ2904NEHOLLAND ROAD579-1/19/57(East side)

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

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