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United Reformed Church, Wellingborough

Description: United Reformed Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 June 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 233765

OS Grid Reference: SP8897868001
OS Grid Coordinates: 488978, 268001
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3029, -0.6965

Location: 3 Queen Street, Wellingborough NN8 4JT

Locality: Wellingborough
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN8 4JT

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Listing Text

SP8868SE, SP8867NE (East side)
United Reformed Church
8/110, 10/110 (Formerly listed as
Congregational Church)
the grade shall be amended to read; II* (star)


SP8868SE, SF.8867NE (East side)
8/110, 10/110 United Reformed Church
09/06/70 (Formerly listed as
Congregational Church)

Congregational Church, now United Reformed Church. c.1875. Architect E.Sharman
to a plan by Caleb Archer. Builder: J. Boddington. Rusticated lias with ashlar
dressings. Porches at north, south and west axis and vestry hall attached to
east. Single storey with gallery. Entrance front has 2-storey gabled porch with
pointed arched opening and pairs of detached columns with foliated capitals.
3-light window above with roundel and cusped tracery. Single-storey quadrants to
either side of porch have continuous arcading, with detached columns, with
foliated capitals and blank arid glazed openings. Main body of church to either
side of porch has a 2-storey appearance with piers of pointed head windows at
each level separate by detached columns with foliated capitals. 3-stage
buttresses between each window pair. Elevations to left arid right of entrance
front have gabled porches of one and a half storeys with arched entrances facing
the entrance front. Gable ends have 3 single lancets with roundel in arched
recess above. Rear of main body of the church is similar to the entrance front
with attached vestry hall in similar style. Corbelled ashlar cornice. Roof has
the shape of a truncated cone with central cast-iron railings around large iron
ventilator chimneys. Interior has gallery supported on cast-iron columns.
Original seating and organ by Hill. All windows have stained glass. Cast iron
sliding gates at main entrance porch.
(History of Wellingborough by J. and M. Palmer; Buildings of England:
Northamptonshire, p.453).

Listing NGR: SP8897868001

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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