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Charlwood Barracks/Chapel to be restored

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Charlwood Barracks/Chapel to be restored

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » October 31st, 2015, 4:09 pm

A chapel, built as a barracks to house soldiers ready to fight an invasion by Napoleon, has received £42,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Providence Chapel in Charlwood needs to be repaired before the Providence Chapel Charlwood Trust can open it to the public.

The chapel/barracks was built in Horsham in 1797 and, after the Battle of Waterloo, it was moved to Charlwood and turned into a nonconformist chapel. When it became disused in 2012 it was purchased by the newly-formed Trust.

The £42,000 development funding was awarded to help the Trust develop its plans to apply for a full grant at a later date. ... -1-7028708

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Re: Charlwood Barracks/Chapel to be restored

Postby Mark » November 2nd, 2015, 3:41 pm

Excellent news! Thanks for posting, Sarah!

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