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United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0468 / 54°2'48"N

Longitude: -2.8024 / 2°48'8"W

OS Eastings: 347560

OS Northings: 461505

OS Grid: SD475615

Mapcode National: GBR 8PWN.22

Mapcode Global: WH846.XJQZ

Entry Name: United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 22 December 1953

Last Amended: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383167

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/7/133 (East side)
22/12/53 United Reformed Church
(Formerly Listed as:
Congregational Church)


Independent chapel, now United Reformed Church. 1774, probably
at the expense of John Dawson of Aldcliffe Hall; enlarged and
remodelled internally in 1833; altered C19 and C20. Sandstone
ashlar, with ashlar dressings, and rubble at sides and rear.
Slate roof. Roughly square plan: the original chapel, built on
a north-south alignment, was doubled in size in 1833 by the
addition of a rear extension at right angles on the east side,
built over a basement.
The west facade is a symmetrical composition of 2 storeys and
5 bays, with rusticated quoins, an eaves cornice, and coped
gables. The ground-floor windows have stone surrounds with
cambered heads: those in the second and fourth bays were
restored in 1911 after alteration for use as doorways in 1833.
The first-floor windows have stone surrounds with round heads,
keystones, and impost blocks. All have C19 joinery replacing
the original small-paned windows. The central doorway has a
plain stone surround. Beneath the second window on the ground
floor is a datestone inscribed '1772'. This was added c1872 to
mark the centenary of the building of the church, but the date
is now known to be incorrect. The rear gable wall has 4 tall
round-headed windows.
INTERIOR: fittings include a 3-sided gallery with box pews and
with an organ at the west side, carried on iron columns.
Against the east wall is a late C18 mahogany pulpit with a
panelled front decorated with carved drops (said to be by
Gillows), approached by a stair with open string, ramped
handrail, and turned balusters.

Listing NGR: SD4756061505

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