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Stow Hill Baptist Chapel

Stow Hill Baptist Chapel, Stow Hill, Newport, Monmouthshire

Name: Stow Hill

Denomination: Baptist

Built: 1863

Photography: John Ball
Date:6 January 2016
Camera:Canon IXUS 115 HS digital compact

Note 1: Stow Hill Baptist Chapel was built in 1863 to the design of architects Habershon and Pite of Newport. It is constructed in the Classical style, based on Italian Renaissance models, with a gable-entry plan and round-headed windows. It has a grand temple front of three bays, with a stuccoed exterior. It has a heavy pediment with an oculus and Doric entableture and pilasters over a doorway with a bracketed pediment. To the left is a 20th century extension. This chapel was converted for use as Zanzibar nightclub and in 1996 to Heights nightclub. The building is now [2010] Grade 2 Listed for its grand classical frontage. [Source: Coflein database of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (accessed 28 Feb 2016)]

Note 2: In January 2016 the front of the former chapel was boarded up and appeared to be roofless. [Source: John Ball, personal visit on 6 January 2016]

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