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United Reform Church and Former Manse, with Railings, Muker

Description: United Reform Church and Former Manse, with Railings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 September 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 322228

OS Grid Reference: NY8929801139
OS Grid Coordinates: 389298, 501139
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4056, -2.1664

Locality: Muker
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 6LJ

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Listing Text


7/143 United Reform Church and
former Manse, with


Chapel, former manse and railings. Dated 1860. Rubble with ashlar
dressings, stone slate roof, wrought-iron railings. Single-storey chapel,
with 2-storey manse to left, and 2-storey porch to chapel in centre.
Rusticated quoins overall, and to porch. Chapel: 2 round-arched sash
windows with glazing bars in ashlar surrounds with small keystones. Ashlar
copings. End stack to left. Porch: hammer-dressed ashlar dressings with
smooth margins. Round-arched doorway with quoined and voussoired surround
with roll-moulding to arris, board door. Bench-mark to left. Above,
sundial dated 1840 in square surround. To first floor, a round-arched
opening in ashlar surround with small keystone containing 2-pane window and
panel inscribed "KELD CHAPEL REBUILT 1860". Coped gable and on apex, round-
arched bellcote. Single-storey reading-desk projection on right return.
Interior of chapel: panelled west gallery on 2 cast-iron columns.
Semicircular arch between chapel and reading-desk recess. Carved minister's
seat, and decorative cast-iron front to dais. Original pews. Memorial wall
slabs to Mr Edmund Alderson Knowles of Low Row, d.1835, who gave a field on
Kisdon, called Broken Intake, as an endowment for the ministers of the
chapel; and Rev Edward Stillman, d.1837, minister of the chapel. Manse:
coursed rubble. 2 first-floor windows. To right, board door in round-
arched ashlar surround with small keystone. Sash windows in ashlar
surrounds. Shaped kneeler and ashlar coping to left. Stacks to left end
and centre. In front of whole building, low rubble wall with saddleback
ashlar coping supporting short railings with spear finials. Gate to manse
between monolithic ashlar gate-piers with pointed caps. Gates to chapel
porch between larger monolithic ashlar gate-piers with pyramidal caps.
Replaced the Independent Chapel built 1789. VCH i, p.238.

Listing NGR: NY8929801139

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Source: English Heritage

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