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Blyth United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Blyth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1257 / 55°7'32"N

Longitude: -1.5144 / 1°30'51"W

OS Eastings: 431065

OS Northings: 581370

OS Grid: NZ310813

Mapcode National: GBR K9V5.YC

Mapcode Global: WHC30.QF2C

Entry Name: Blyth United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 28 July 1950

Last Amended: 15 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236012

Location: Blyth, Northumberland, NE24

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Blyth

Built-Up Area: Blyth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Blyth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 3181 SW
(South side)
11/47 Blyth United
Reformed Church
28.7.50 (formerly listed as
Presbyterian Church)


United Reformed Church, formerly Presbyterian. 1874-6 by Thomas Oliver junior.
Brick in English Garden Wall Bond 1 and 3, with ashlar dressings; Lakeland
slate roof with terracotta ridge cresting. T-plan with hall and sunday schools
at rear; liturgical west end (to north) with north-west tower/spire and south-
west apsidal stair projection. Free C14 style. West end, flanked by, large
stepped buttresses, has boarded doors with ornamental ironwork, and small
lancets to right and left with linked hoodmoulds. Multi-chamfered set-back
above and two tall 2-light windows; rose window in gable. To left, short
linking bay with shouldered doorway within pointed arch, and 3-stage tower.
Chamfered plinth, moulded strings; upper stages have multi-chamfered setback,
between clasping buttresses. Tall paired bell openings with slatted louvres.
Lofty spire patterned in ashlar and brick; pierced band with small lucarnes at
mid-height. To right, stair projection has similar doorway to tower link bay,
and lancets above. 5-bay north and south walls; stepped buttresses, 2 tiers of
paired lancets except for upper 2-light window in gabled dormer at east. Hall
at rear, 5 bays, rather plainer detail.

Interior: 4 bays, plastered above wainscoting. Panelled gallery round 3 sides
supported on cast-iron columns, canted at western corners, and with pointed
arcade on upper level. Roof recently underdrawn; raised half tie-beam trusses
in aisles. Eastern arch, filled by organ, moulded on detached colonnettes
and with head-stopped hoodmould. Oak central pulpit. Original numbered
benches. Early brass light fittings on gallery string. War memorial window
of St. George.

Porch to hall, and small extruded block between hall and church, are later
additions and are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ3106581370

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 August 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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