Union Chapel, Church Road, Combe Down
Union Chapel is a Grade II late Georgian non-conformist chapel situated in the Bath conservation area and World Heritage site. The interior contents of the chapel, including the chapel pews, are included within the designation due to their age, curtilage position within the chapel, and their consequent historic and aesthetic relationship with the chapel and its ecclesiastical function.
We have no comment on the revised proposal to removal four pews. However, due to the removal of the pews constituting a loss of historic fabric, we would continue to strongly recommend that a Heritage Statement is submitted to the LPA as part of this LBA to enable an assessment of the historic context of the pews, and to weigh the public benefit against the perceived material and social harm to a listed building.