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Bamford United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Norden, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.6093 / 53°36'33"N

Longitude: -2.2138 / 2°12'49"W

OS Eastings: 385948

OS Northings: 412544

OS Grid: SD859125

Mapcode National: GBR DVZP.HX

Mapcode Global: WHB8W.YJYX

Plus Code: 9C5VJQ5P+PF

Entry Name: Bamford United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 12 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358847

Location: Norden, Rochdale, OL11

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Norden

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Rochdale

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bamford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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6/20 Bamford United
Reformed Church


Congregational chapel and Sunday School. Chapel 1801
although it would appear that the facade is of a later date.
Sunday School 1861. Chapel, ashlar with brick chancel:
school, coursed rubble, both with slate roofs. Meeting hall
with 3-sided gallery, small chancel and C20 toilet block at
rear. The Sunday school is attached to the left; it has 2
storeys, a large hall on the first floor and a C20 wing at
the rear. Chapel is 5-bay with triple-gable and advanced
triple porch with gables, the central one giving access to
the gallery staircase. All the gables are separated by
buttresses with pinnacles and gableted weatherings. Each
bay has a lancet window with hoodmould and marginal glazing
bars, that to the stair porch being a double-lancet with
plate-tracery. The door openings have 4-centred arched and
the gables are coped. School is 2-bay by 4-bay with quoins,
mullion and transom windows with flush stone relieving
arches, central weathered buttress to front and coped
gables. The side at first floor has a slightly advanced bay
on corbels, incorporating a 2-light pointed window with
gabled dormer and 4-flue chimney stack. Interior: timber
parapeted gallery rests on quatrefoil cast iron columns;
chancel arch, panelled ceiling and elaborate cornice. The
manse house despite being important to the group is largely
altered and not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SD8594812544

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