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Description: Branton and Glanton United Reformed Church
Date Listed: 25 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 236557
OS Grid Reference: NU0691214504
OS Grid Coordinates: 406912, 614504
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4244, -1.8923
GLANTON WEST TURNPIKE
20/213 Branton and Glanton
United Reformed Church
United Reformed Church, formerly Presbyterian. 1783; porch and stair projection
1912 by George Reavell of Alnwick. C18 part squared stone with cut dressings.
1912 extension tooled squared stone with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof
with timber belfry under lead cap. 1783 building a simple rectangular preaching
North elevation, to street; 1912 extension in 2 sections. Tall plinth. Lower
right part has half-glazed double doors in lugged architrave flanked by 2-light
windows with projecting sills and blocks beneath; moulded cornice broken
forward above door, and flat-coped parapet. Stair projection on left has broad
rusticated angle pilasters and arched window in shouldered and lugged architrave
with triple keystone; open-pedimented gable. 1783 church above and behind
extension has slender raised pilasters at angles and 2 windows in raised stone
surrounds, that to left blocked and partly hidden by stair projection. Coped
gables on moulded kneelers; bellcote near left end of ridge has twin pointed-
arched openings and swept pyramidal cap with weathervane. Returns each show
angle pilasters linked by band at eaves level; keyed oculus (that on east with
clock) and cruciform loop in each gable; east end also shows central gallery
window in raised stone surround, above inserted window in tooled-and-margined
alternating-block surround. South elevation 4 bays, symmetrical. Centre bays
have tall arched windows in raised stone surrounds with imposts and keystones;
end bays have similar but shorter windows to both ground floor and gallery
levels; the lower ones originally doorways. All windows have 1912 leaded
Interior: Panelled east gallery (remodelled 1912 using old material) on 2
round columns with moulded caps and bases carrying fluted frieze and modillion
cornice. Other woodwork all 1912; numbered pews with frames for pew-rent cards.
Wall tablet as World War I memorial.
Listing NGR: NU0691214504
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