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United Reformed Church, Durham

Description: United Reformed Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110105

OS Grid Reference: NZ2756542683
OS Grid Coordinates: 427565, 542683
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7783, -1.5730

Location: 32 Claypath, Durham DH1 1QS

Locality: Durham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 1QS

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 NE (North side)

10/57 United Reformed Church


Congregational, now United Reformed, Church. 1885-6 by J.T. Gradon. Snecked
sandstone with ashlar plinth and dressings; Welsh slate roof with decorative
red ridge tiles. Aligned north-south. Decorated style. Elaborate hinges to
paired, 2-centred-arched doors on street front in moulded arches with central
pink granite column. Dog-tooth moulding to arches and to quatrefoil window over,
set in shallow gabled panel with fleur-de-lis finial. Large 5-light window above
has head-stopped dripmould. 3 cusped lancets at left of door and one at right.
At extreme right, tower of 4 stages has 2-centred-arched door facing forecourt
and 2-light window facing street in first stage; upper stages have blind arrow
slits and 3 small lancets beneath broaching of octagonal belfry. 2-light louvred
belfry openings under frieze; stone belfry spire with decorated bands on gargoyled base. 6 lancets in north aisle; 7 roundels to clerestory. Piers, walls and gate in front: 2 square piers in front: broached to octagonal domed coping; cast iron lamp-holder finials. Dwarf wall linking baptistry and piers. Gothic-style iron gate at left to passage to rear. Rear has area railings of wrought iron with curved pointed heads.
Interior: painted plaster with boarded dado; crocketed cast iron columns; stone-
corbelled brackets supporting king- and queen-post roof. West gallery now part
of inserted first floor. Crocketed capitals to nave arcades with delicate
spandrels or iron circles. Gothic style wide pulpit at east.

Listing NGR: NZ2756542683

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Source: English Heritage

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