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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

List entry Number: 1191513

Location

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, HIGH STREET
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, QUEEN STREET
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, SALEM LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
NorthamptonshireWellingboroughDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Jun-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 12-Mar-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 233765

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History

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Details

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

SP8868SE, SF.8867NE 8/110, 10/110 09/06/70

MELLINGBOROUGH HIGH STREET (East side) United Reformed Church (Formerly listed as Congregational Church)

GV II*

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Palmer, J, Palmer, M, History of Wellingborough
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 453

National Grid Reference: SP 88978 68001

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