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Rothwell United Reformed Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rothwell, North Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4203 / 52°25'13"N

Longitude: -0.8048 / 0°48'17"W

OS Eastings: 481374

OS Northings: 280930

OS Grid: SP813809

Mapcode National: GBR CVL.7B3

Mapcode Global: VHDR8.0FCF

Plus Code: 9C4XC5CW+43

Entry Name: Rothwell United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 23 January 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213989

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398690

ID on this website: 101213989

Location: Rothwell Congregational Church, Rothwell, North Northamptonshire, NN14

County: North Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Rothwell

Built-Up Area: Rothwell

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Rothwell with Orton Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP 88 SW
(south side)
3/70 Rothwell United
23/1/85 Reformed Church
Congregational church, now United Reformed Church. 1735, with additions
1762. Further additions in Romanesque style, 1826 and 1852. Coursed and
squared ironstone with stone dressings and hipped slate roof. Chamfered
plinths throughout. Main front has stepped dentillated cornice and
moulded parapet and gable inscribed with dates. Round headed openings all
have projecting architraves with keystones. Projecting 2-bay centre has
2 windows. Beyond, on either side, a doorway with fanlight. Above, 4
smaller double windows. Between the central pair, a datestone inscribed
'1826'. Each side of the church has 3 round headed windows and above, 3
C19 cross casements, all with keystoned heads. North side has a slightly
projecting centre with, above, a re-set datestone inscribed '1676'. South
end has a central gabled organ chamber with a single casement high up in
each side. South west corner has an adjoining gabled lecture room, 2 bays,
1909. South east corner has an adjoining gabled vestry with, to south, a
blocked door and above it a datestone inscribed '1762'. Interior: the body
of the church has on each side 3 patterned stained glass windows. To
the front, a pilastered recess containing a platform and a Renaissance
Revival style organ case, 1898. At the rear and on each side, a panelled
gallery with dentillated frieze, on fluted iron piers. Panelled ceiling
with moulded cornice and 4 rosette vents. Entrance lobbies each have
cantilevered stone staircases with iron stick balusters. Sunday School
room between lobbies has 2 C19 stained glass windows. Gallery above has
a moulded cornice and a fitted cupboard at each end. Remodelled roof has
softwood principal rafter and queen post trusses. Fittings include round
cornered mid C19 oak pulpit with stairs each side. Plain benches, 1852,
in the body of the church, those at the sides angled. Early C19 box pews
in the gallery. Memorials include an arch-topped bronze war memorial
tablet, 1918, and 4 other C20 tablets. Rothwell's Independent Church was
established in 1655, holding its meetings in a barn said to have stood on
the site of the present church. It was an important local centre of
nonconformity, particularly during the ministry of Richard Davis, 1690 -

Listing NGR: SP8137480930

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

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