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Description: Yardley Hastings United Reformed Church
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 235571
OS Grid Reference: SP8644757055
OS Grid Coordinates: 486447, 257055
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2050, -0.7364
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YARDLEY HASTINGS CASTLE ASHBY ROAD
SP8657 (West side)
17/171 Yardley Hastings United Reform
Nonconformist chapel. Built 1813, extended mid C19. Coursed squared limestone,
slate roof. Single cell plan. 2-storey, 4-window range. 2 central bays break
forward slightly and have 2-light casement windows to ground floor with
segmental-arched heads. C20 doors to far left and right with plain pilastered
wood surrounds and entablatures. Doors and windows above are set in shallow
recesses with round-arched heads. 2-light casement windows to 1st floor with
round-arched heads. Segmental and round-headed arches are of contrasting grey
sandstone and all have key blocks. Pedimented gable with central keyed oculus. A
rectangular railed enclosure projects to centre; cast-iron railings with spear
finials and urn finials to standards. County fire insurance plaque to 1st floor
centre. Plaque between 1st floor centre windows with hood mould inscribed Built
1718/Destroyed by Fire/March 1813/Rebuilt and Enlarged/By Public/Subscription
1813. Long recessed panel above 1st floor windows bearing inscription YARDLEY
CHAPEL. 2-storey, 3-window red brick extension to right with side door. Fine
interior with galleries to 3 sides. Galleries have panelled fronts. Central
panel of gallery to entrance end breaks forward and bears clock face. The
galleries are supported by slender cast-iron columns with simple Ionic-style
capitals. Deep coved plaster ceiling. Later C19 pitch-pine pews and pulpit.
First floor room of extension, formerly Sunday School can be opened out to
gallery adjacent by shuttered partition to wall between, which is supported by
pair of painted stone or cast-iron baseless Doric columns. Originally a
Congregational Chapel founded 1672.
(Buildings of England: Northanptonshirei 1973, p471)
Listing NGR: SP8644757055
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