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United Reformed Church, Including Schoolrooms, Front Wall and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.3926 / 50°23'33"N

Longitude: -3.5148 / 3°30'53"W

OS Eastings: 292418

OS Northings: 55843

OS Grid: SX924558

Mapcode National: GBR QX.7NKB

Mapcode Global: FRA 38J0.8JB

Entry Name: United Reformed Church, Including Schoolrooms, Front Wall and Gates

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 18 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195171

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383543

Location: Brixham, Torbay, TQ5

County: Torbay

Civil Parish: Brixham

Built-Up Area: Brixham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Brixham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX9255 BOLTON STREET, Lower Brixham
1946-1/7/133 (East side)
10/01/75 United Reformed Church, including
schoolrooms, front wall and gates
(Formerly Listed as:
Congregational Chapel)


Congregational chapel. 1843-5, restored and altered 1872 and
1908. Schoolrooms probably a mid/late C19 addition. Stone
rubble; front of chapel and upper storey of schoolrooms
rendered. Slated roofs; schoolrooms hipped to front.
Chapel lies at right-angles to street with front lobby flanked
by staircases. Original or near-original galleries on 3 sides,
later extended behind the pulpit. Behind this is a recess with
organ, probably added in 1908. Set forward to right, and
linked to the chapel by a lobby, are the schoolrooms.
Chapel has a gabled, projecting centre with pointed-arched
doorway having a hoodmould. Above it a large round window,
also with hoodmould, filled with quatrefoiled tracery. Over it
is a very small quatrefoiled window. Flanking the centrepiece
are 2 pointed-arched doorways with matching single-light
windows above them. The corners are splayed and each contain a
similar pointed-arched window. Prominent eaves-cornice on
large shaped brackets, across the whole front. Schoolrooms
2-storeyed on a high battered plinth decorated with a single
course of red bricks. Each storey has 3 close-set
pointed-arched windows at the front, those in ground storey
with arches of alternating red and cream brick. A single
matching window in left side wall of ground storey. Rounded
stone sill-band in ground storey; similar band just above
window heads.
The buildings stand on a raised terrace with a small garden,
also raised, in front of it. Along the street frontage is a
rendered retaining-wall surmounted by a simple iron railing
(replaced after World War II). In the centre are 2 square gate
piers with elaborately scrolled iron gates (probably
original). Matching pier at each end of frontage with
intermediate pier to right of gates. There was originally a
further railing at rear of garden.
INTERIOR: galleries are carried on quatrefoil-section iron
columns; gallery fronts panelled with diagonal planking;
handrail raised on scrolled iron brackets. The pointed-arched
side-windows ignore the galleries, as if these were an
afterthought. In the upper end at either side, are 2 similar
windows, now painted over, with small-paned glazing, the heads
with pointed, intersecting arches. Panelled pulpit with open
quatrefoils at the top; steps up at either side with patterned
iron railings. Organ recess has pointed arch in alternating
red and yellow brick. Tie-beam roof-trusses infilled with
arcades of 4-centred arches. Schoolrooms plain with row of
simple iron columns down centre of ground storey.
(Gregory C: Brixham in Devonia: Totnes: 1896-: 52; Kelly's
Directories: Directory of Devonshire: 1910-: 106; Kelly's
Directories: Directory of Devonshire: 1923-: 107).

Listing NGR: SX9241855843

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