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Latitude: 50.7349 / 50°44'5"N
Longitude: -1.7767 / 1°46'36"W
OS Eastings: 415853
OS Northings: 92833
OS Grid: SZ158928
Mapcode National: GBR 55B.TXR
Mapcode Global: FRA 7754.FNF
Entry Name: United Reform Church Including Attached Sunday Schools, Railings to West Wing of Church Building
Listing Date: 22 January 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1110084
English Heritage Legacy ID: 101552
Location: Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre
Built-Up Area: Christchurch
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Christchurch Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Winchester
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/11/2014
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MILLHAMS STREET (North East Side), United Reform Church including attached Sunday Schools, Railings to west wing of church building
(Formerly listed as United Reform Church including attached Sunday Schools, Railway to west wing of church building)
Originally Congregational 1866-7 almost certainly by Kemp-Welch and Pinder.
Sizeable church of Gothic outline, but mixed Romanesque and Cinquecento detail
buff brick with stone dressings. Tall slender steeple, dominant accent in town'
skyline at ritual north-west (actual south-west); round-arched doorway, 2 light
Cinquecento window, then group of 3 portholes with 'quasi-tiled' roof of stone
to cornice, then recessed belfry stage with triplet round-arched windows under
clock; splayed pyramid spire of patterned 2-tone slates, with weathervane finial.
Ritual west front with double arched entrance in low gabled porch; pink stone
colonnettes foliage capitals vermiculated keystones. 4-light round-arched window
over, with tracery of roundels (1 cusped); Lombard frieze to gable, 2 storey side
elevations, lower windows with shouldered flat-arched lights under segmental
relieving arch and foliage tympanum, upper windows 2-light Cinquecento under cross gables. Roof of patterned two-tone slates. Similar elevation and roof to Sunday Schools and recessed western wing of church. Ornamental iron railing to street boundary of recessed west wing of church.
The United Reform Church with its attached Sunday Schools and graveyards on
both sides of the street forms a group with The Cottage and with Nos 4 and 5.
Listing NGR: SZ1585392832
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