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Providence United Reformed Church, Middleton

Description: Providence United Reformed Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 213453

OS Grid Reference: SD8720306108
OS Grid Coordinates: 387203, 406108
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5514, -2.1946

Location: Market Place, Middleton, Rochdale M24 6AE

Locality: Middleton
County: Rochdale
Country: England
Postcode: M24 6AE

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Listing Text

SD 80 NE
(north side)
2/14 Providence
- United Reformed
- II
Chapel. 1859-60. Flemish bond brick with ashlar dressings
and slate roof. 4-sided gallery plan. Gable-pedimented
elevation with projecting plinth, first floor sill band,
rusticated quoins and paired entrances. The 6-panel doors
have fanlights and an entablature on flat pilasters.
segment-headed windows to either side and 4 round-arched
first floor windows with pilasters, keystones and circular
tracery. The pediment has elementary brick modillions,
polychromatic brick patterning and a central oculus with
mouchette tracery and arabesque surround. 6-bay side
elevations with similar windows on 2 levels and an eaves
cornice. Interior: virtually complete with the panelled
gallery parapet sweeping round at each end supported on
cast-iron columns. The box pews follow a similar curve in
the gallery. Organ chamber in arched recess occupying north
gallery behind a tall panelled pulpit approached by opposed
steps with cast-iron railings. Many interesting features
survive including the original hymn number board, the
plaster ceiling and cornice, early C20 light fittings and
leaded glass.

Listing NGR: SD8720306108

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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