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Richmond Hill United Reformed Church and Sunday Schools

A Grade II Listed Building in Bournemouth, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole

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Latitude: 50.7219 / 50°43'18"N

Longitude: -1.8806 / 1°52'50"W

OS Eastings: 408524

OS Northings: 91368

OS Grid: SZ085913

Mapcode National: GBR X6W.M6

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Y5.H68

Plus Code: 9C2WP4C9+QQ

Entry Name: Richmond Hill United Reformed Church and Sunday Schools

Listing Date: 1 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304642

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101712

Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH2

County: Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bournemouth Town Centre

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

5l86 (North Side)
Richmond Hill United
Reformed Church and
Sunday Schools
SZ 0891 13/123 1.8.74.


Formerly Congregational, 1890-1, by Lawson and Donkin. Large and elaborate free
Late Gothic, Purbeck stone with Bath stone dressings. North-west tower with
octagonal third stage of gabled windows clasped by polygonal pinnacles (with far-projecting gargoyles); on this a smaller octagonal lantern with gabled windows, supported by flying buttresses, carrying short spire with iron finial. West front has lean-to narthex with 8-light window over (ogee hoodmould); south-west porch with polygonal front and traceried parapet. North and south flanks with lean-to aisles (3-light straight-headed windows) and big gabled 4-light clerestory windows. Transept gables have pair of tall 4-light windows with transom, with traceried rose window over, elaborate foliage carving to gabled north transept doorway. Interior with narrow passage aisles, pair of arches and 1 clerestory window embraced by each bay of ribbed timber coving to roof, carried on pink granite wall shafts with black shaft rings and foliage capitals. Centre of roof has arched braces, making overall trefoil section, canted boarding between, with openwork foliage panels on wallplate. West gallery and transept galleries with arcaded fronts, front 10 rows of main pews arranged in semi-circle, extending into transepts. Apse polygonal, with ribbed timber vault, also on pink granite wall shafts with foliage capitals. Big circular pulpit with foliage panels between buttresses, and pink granite columns. Joined at east to Sunday Schools and halls (altered and enlarged 1953).

Listing NGR: SZ0852491368

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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