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Carey Baptist Church
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OS grid reference SD 543 296
Location Pole Street, Preston, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Baptist
Website Carey Baptist Church
Founded 1826
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 20 December 1991
Materials Brick, slate roof

Carey Baptist Church, is in Pole Street, Preston, Lancashire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated GradeĀ II listed building.


The church was built in 1826 for the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion. The building has since been altered and used as a Baptist church.



Carey Baptist Church is built in brick. with a stuccoed entrance front and a slate roof. It has a rectangular plan, it is in two storeys, and there is a small lean-to extension at the back. The entrance front faces the road, it is symmetrical, and is in three bays. There are pilasters at the corners, and at the top is a gable acting as a pediment. In the ground floor are three doorways, the central doorway being wider than the outer doorways, all with fanlights under moulded surrounds containing keystones. The central doorway has a segmental head and contains double doors, the outer doorways being round-headed. In the upper storey are three round-headed windows with moulded surrounds and keystones. The pediment contains a panel flanked by roundels. The panel is inscribed with "CAREY BAPTIST". Along the sides of the church are tall segmental-headed windows.


Inside the church there was originally a horseshoe gallery, but this has been reduced in size to a curved gallery. This has a panelled front and is carried in slim cast iron columns. Around the church is a dentilled cornice, the ceiling is panelled, and the windows have moulded surrounds. At the west end is a plastered Corinthian architraved opening with a modillion cornice and an inscribed frieze.

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