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Providence United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in North Middleton, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.5515 / 53°33'5"N

Longitude: -2.1946 / 2°11'40"W

OS Eastings: 387203

OS Northings: 406108

OS Grid: SD872061

Mapcode National: GBR FW3C.NM

Mapcode Global: WHB93.8Z6S

Plus Code: 9C5VHR24+H5

Entry Name: Providence United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 23 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162278

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213453

Location: Rochdale, M24

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: North Middleton

Built-Up Area: Middleton (Rochdale)

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Middleton St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SD 80 NE
(north side)
2/14 Providence
- United Reformed
- II
Chapel. 1859-60. Flemish bond brick with ashlar dressings
and slate roof. 4-sided gallery plan. Gable-pedimented
elevation with projecting plinth, first floor sill band,
rusticated quoins and paired entrances. The 6-panel doors
have fanlights and an entablature on flat pilasters.
segment-headed windows to either side and 4 round-arched
first floor windows with pilasters, keystones and circular
tracery. The pediment has elementary brick modillions,
polychromatic brick patterning and a central oculus with
mouchette tracery and arabesque surround. 6-bay side
elevations with similar windows on 2 levels and an eaves
cornice. Interior: virtually complete with the panelled
gallery parapet sweeping round at each end supported on
cast-iron columns. The box pews follow a similar curve in
the gallery. Organ chamber in arched recess occupying north
gallery behind a tall panelled pulpit approached by opposed
steps with cast-iron railings. Many interesting features
survive including the original hymn number board, the
plaster ceiling and cornice, early C20 light fittings and
leaded glass.

Listing NGR: SD8720306108

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