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Description: Barley United Reform Church
Date Listed: 3 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162549
OS Grid Reference: TL3988138572
OS Grid Coordinates: 539881, 238572
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0279, 0.0375
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BARLEY HIGH STREET
TL 3938 (West side)
7/93 Barley United Reform Church
Former Baptist Chapel, Congregationalist since 1889, now redundant.
'Erected 1841' on datestone. By W. Savell, Builder. Red brick with white
brick facade. White and black brick and stone dressings. Slate roof.
Rectangular on plan. 3 window front with 4 window returns. Gable front
has central entrance in a projecting porch, recessed double panelled
doors with stone lintel. Chamfered plinth, recessed panels in jambs,
upper plat band and simple cornice to flat head. Small lattice lights
with segmental heads in porch returns. Flanking are 2 light lattice
windows with segmental heads. Above 3 tall Y traceried lattice light
round headed windows in round headed gauged brick relieving arches.
Datestone to centre. Pilaster strips with recessed panels at ends.
Brick kneelers to gable parapet with moulded brick coping. Returns
have plain plinths, 4 tall Y traceried lattice light round headed
windows with white brick inside round headed gauged brick relieving
arches. Projecting brick course below boxed eaves. To rear a low
school-room outshut with 3 round headed Y traceried windows, above
each a parapetted gable, white brick stack on ridge to left. Above on
main block are 4 blind round headed openings with white brick surrounds
inside relieving arches, kneelers to brick coped gable parapet.
Interior: narthex is panelled with depressed pointed arches over outer
doors, stairs to sides with winders to gallery with original seating,
box pews to centre. C19 seating in main hall, panelled dado. At far
end steps up with slat balusters and moulded handrail to central organ
and panelled reading desk with a canted front, brackets to reading
board. Gallery has fielded panelled frontal and rests on 2 octagonal
uprights with moulded caps. Affixed to front wall is a stone memorial
with epitaph. (J. Wilkerson, Two Ears of Barley, 1969).
Listing NGR: TL3988138572
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Source: English Heritage
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