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Description: United Reformed Church
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109376
OS Grid Reference: NZ2750651384
OS Grid Coordinates: 427506, 551384
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8565, -1.5731
CHESTER-LE-STREET LOW CHARE
NZ 25 SE
4/30 United Reformed
Former Bethel Congregational Chapel,now United Reformed Church. 1814, remodelled
1860 (plaque on front). Squared stone front, rendered returns and rear, Welsh
slate roof. Small rectangular-plan chapel.
Gabled front has low plinth. Central pair of doors and plain fanlight in
round-arched surround with panelled jambs, impost blocks, archivolt and keystone.
Plaque above door, inscribed BETHEL, is flanked by round-arched windows in
similar surrounds with replaced 16-pane sashes and radial-glazed heads. Large
oculus above, with radial glazing, is flanked by 2 panels inscribed REMODELLED
and 1860. Small louvred oculus in gable. Narrow semi-octagonal apse, flanked
by large round-arched windows, on rear.
Interior has curved, panelled balcony on thin iron columns.
Listing NGR: NZ2750651384
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Source: English Heritage
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