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United Reform Church Including Attached Sunday Schools. Railway to West Wing of Church Building, Christchurch

Description: United Reform Church Including Attached Sunday Schools. Railway to West Wing of Church Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 January 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 101552

OS Grid Reference: SZ1585392832
OS Grid Coordinates: 415853, 92832
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7349, -1.7767

Location: Millhams St N, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1DN

Locality: Christchurch
Local Authority: Christchurch Borough Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH23 1DN

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Listing Text

1. (North East Side)
United Reform Church
including attached Sunday
Railway to west wing of
church building
SZ 1592 1A/56 22.1.74.


Originally Congregational 1866-7 almost certainly by Kemp-Welch and Pinder.
Sizeable church of Gothic outline, but mixed Romanesque and Cinquecento detail
buff brick with stone dressings. Tall slender steeple, dominant accent in town'
skyline at ritual north-west (actual south-west); round-arched doorway, 2 light
Cinquecento window, then group of 3 portholes with 'quasi-tiled' roof of stone
to cornice, then recessed belfry stage with triplet round-arched windows under
clock; splayed pyramid spire of patterned 2-tone slates, with weathervane finial.
Ritual west front with double arched entrance in low gabled porch; pink stone
colonnettes foliage capitals vermiculated keystones. 4-light round-arched window
over, with tracery of roundels (1 cusped); Lombard frieze to gable, 2 storey side
elevations, lower windows with shouldered flat-arched lights under segmental
relieving arch and foliage tympanum, upper windows 2-light Cinquecento under cross gables. Roof of patterned two-tone slates. Similar elevation and roof to Sunday Schools and recessed western wing of church. Ornamental iron railing to street boundary of recessed west wing of church.

The United Reform Church with its attached Sunday Schools and graveyards on
both sides of the street forms a group with The Cottage and with Nos 4 and 5.

Listing NGR: SZ1585392832

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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