Presbyterian Chapel, (Chichester)

Denomination:

Presbyterian.

Internet:

Address:

Baffin's Lane, Chichester, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 486282, 104744, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

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Building information:

Built: 1721.

Style: Brick with tiled roof.

Current use: Commercial.

(Auction Room)

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Notes:

The former Unitarian (originally Presbyterian) Chapel, commonly called Baffin's Hall, at the south end of Baffin's Lane, is now an auction sale room. It was built in 1721 of brick, and has parapet gables and a tiled roof. The plan is a rectangular room with galleries, vestries and entrance vestibule at the east, having gallery stairs on the north and a small courtyard containing tombstones on the south. The hall, which is lighted east and west and round the galleries, has a segmental ceiling of four bays with moulded beams supported on brackets. The galleries are carried by tall octagonal pillars.
The plate consists of a silver porringer 4¼ in. high, 6 in. diameter, weight 13 oz., London date letter 1668, maker's mark EG; silver porringer 4¼ in. high, 5 in. diameter, weight 8 oz. 15 dwt., London date letter 1668, maker's mark TK. These are handsome pieces, apparently made for secular purposes, with embossed ornament. Two pewter plates, 11 in., made by 'R Hitchman in London.'
Source: Chichester: Churches (Non-Anglican)', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 3 (1935), pp. 164. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41676. Date accessed: Thursday, October 11, 2007..

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