Carey Baptist Church, Preston facts for kids
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Carey Baptist Church
|OS grid reference||SD 543 296|
|Location||Pole Street, Preston, Lancashire|
|Website||Carey Baptist Church|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||20 December 1991|
|Materials||Brick, slate roof|
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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