Information for record number MWA3216:
Presbyterian/Unitarian Chapel, Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth

Summary A former nonconformist chapel built in the Imperial period, now converted for use as a theatre. It is situated on Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth.
What Is It?  
Type: Chapel, Presbyterian Chapel, Unitarian Chapel
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Kenilworth
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 72
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

2 Former Presbyterian chapel. Built for a congregation which originated about 1700 and whose first meeting-house was erected in 1705. The present chapel was built in 1845, by which date the society was regarded as Unitarian, closed in 1891, and has since been converted for use as the 'Priory Theatre'. A modest building of sandstone with a gabled front. Considerable extensions have recently been made for theatrical use.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 6, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1951
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: VI
Source No: 2
Source Type: Monograph
Title: Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses: Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Warwickshire
Author/originator: C F Stell
Date: 1986
Page Number:
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument PRIORY * A monastery governed by a prior or prioress. Use with narrow terms of DOUBLE HOUSE, FRIARY, MONASTERY or NUNNERY. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument UNITARIAN CHAPEL * A place of worship for Unitarians, a movement which does not believe in the Trinity but only in the Unity of Christ. Christ was to them just an exalted human teacher. back
monument NONCONFORMIST CHAPEL * A place of worship for members of Protestant sects dissenting from the established Church. back
monument CHAPEL * A freestanding building, or a room or recess serving as a place of Christian worship in a church or other building. Use more specific type where known. back
monument PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL * A place of worship for Presbyterians, a movement who started off attempting to reform Anglicanism before breaking away in 1660. Sometimes referred to as moderate puritans, they joined with the Congregationalists to form the United Reformed church in 1972. back
monument THEATRE * A building used primarily for the performing of plays. back

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