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United Reformed Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3029 / 52°18'10"N

Longitude: -0.6965 / 0°41'47"W

OS Eastings: 488978

OS Northings: 268001

OS Grid: SP889680

Mapcode National: GBR CX2.QQ0

Mapcode Global: VHDRW.WC4X

Entry Name: United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 9 June 1970

Last Amended: 12 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191513

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233765

Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

Town: Wellingborough

Electoral Ward/Division: Swanspool

Built-Up Area: Wellingborough

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Wellingborough

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/09/2012

SP8868SE, SF.8867NE
8/110, 10/110

(East side)
United Reformed Church
(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

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