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Former Grove Street Congregational Chapel, Grove Street West, Boston

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Reference Name MLI91977

Former Grove Street Congregational Chapel, Grove Street West, Boston

Former Grove Street Independent or Congregational Chapel, now a furniture showroom, and former Sunday School now a public house.


PRN 13968
The former Independent or Congregational chapel was built in 1819 and the adjoining Sunday School rooms were added in 1841. The chapel closed in the 1950s and on the OS map of 1968 is marked as a warehouse. It is now in use as a furnishings showroom. It is constructed of red brick with a hipped roof with modern slates. The 3-bay front has 2 tiers of original windows which are round-headed with stepped arches at the lower level and segmental-headed in the upper tier but the original pedimented entrance shown in a photograph in the English Heritage Inventory has been destroyed by a modern doorway. The original moulded cornice and parapet, which was inscribed 'GROVE STREET CHAPEL 1819', have also been replaced. The central bay is projecting and the front also has clasping terminal pilasters and 2 painted stone string-courses. The upper string-course, at the level of the window sills, continues along the side elevations which have 5 bays of windows, the two outer bays separated by brick pilasters. The overhanging eaves rest on pairs of brackets. The adjoining Sunday School, which fronts onto the adjacent street, is also of red brick, with a hipped slate roof and 2 tiers of windows, originally all segmental-headed. The upper tier retains its original windows and the original glazing scheme with arched glazing bars. It is recorded on the 1968 OS map as an office and is now a bar.{1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{6}

1 Digital Archive: Lincolnshire County Council. 2004-2009. GIS layer depicting locations and survival of nonconformist chapels. 13968
2 Bibliographic Reference: Stell, Christopher. 2002. Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in Eastern England. Page 198 No. 39
3 Bibliographic Reference: Ambler, R.W.. 1979. Lincolnshire Returns of the Census of Religious Worship, 1851. Page 48 No. 244
4 Bibliographic Reference: White, William. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. Page 283
5 Bibliographic Reference: Thompson, Pishey. 1856. The Histories and Antiquities of Boston. Page 205
6 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1968. OS 1:2500 SERIES. TF 3344

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