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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 476312
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 03 September 2000
Date listed: 18 January 1949
Date of last amendment: 27 May 1999
Grade I

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KNUTSFORDSJ7478ADAM'S HILL792-1/3/1(South East side)18/01/49Brook Street Unitarian Chapel

KNUTSFORD SJ7478 ADAM'S HILL 792-1/3/1 (South East side) 18/01/49 Brook Street Unitarian Chapel (Formerly Listed as: ADAM'S HILL Unitarian Chapel) GV I Unitarian chapel. 1689. Brick with stone-flagged roof. PLAN: single-celled structure, the galleried interior expressed externally as 2 storeys. EXTERIOR: 6 window range. Outer entrances in shallow segmental arches beneath external staircases each side, giving access to upper doorways leading to gallery. 2-light mullioned windows throughout, with 4 to ground floor, the chamfered mullions and surrounds rendered over, and with flat brick hoodmoulds. Additional 2 single-light windows centrally, between the storeys. INTERIOR: entered from a lobby to SW, screened off from the main chapel in the early C18. The main body of the chapel has gallery running round 3 sides, with pulpit in centre of long wall, between the additional windows presumably placed to light it. Short communion rail in front of pulpit, and font opposite. Pulpit possibly late C17 or early C18, polygonal with heavy panelling, curved stair, and splayed base. Gallery has splat balusters and panelled pews, and is supported on chamfered timber posts. Pews in lower storey date from 1859. HISTORY: the chapel is associated with the writer Elizabeth Gaskell, who attended as a child, and who is buried in the churchyard.

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