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Church of Christ Scientist Including Walls, Gate Piers and Gates Adjoining South East and North East

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6288 / 52°37'43"N

Longitude: 1.3053 / 1°18'18"E

OS Eastings: 623785

OS Northings: 308577

OS Grid: TG237085

Mapcode National: GBR WBV.HM

Mapcode Global: WHMTN.06T1

Entry Name: Church of Christ Scientist Including Walls, Gate Piers and Gates Adjoining South East and North East

Listing Date: 6 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319720

English Heritage Legacy ID: 442671

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR1

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Thorpe Hamlet

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Norwich St John, Timberhill

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:-
(west side)
Church of Christ Scientist
17/10000 including walls, gate-piers
and gates adjoining SE and NE
- II
Christian Science church. 1934-5 by Herbert G Ibberson. English bond
buff-coloured brick. Slate roofs with parapeted gable ends. Plan: Nave
with narrow aisles, readers' platform in chancel at west (liturgical
east) end with flanking readers' rooms and gallery at east end with
stair and porch on south east corner. Arts and Crafts and Modern.
Exterior: The east gable end onto the street has tall lancet with
pointed ogee arch formed from cut bricks and with weathered slate sill
with large stone inscription below. Small round arch windows in single
storey block on right and stair wing on left which has similar lancet
on its S gable and porch in the angle with round arch doorway. N and
S sides of nave have narrow vertical pilaster-like strips in brick
containing tall lancets each with small light above and low aisles
below with flint and brick chequerwork walls. Lower chancel with low
flat roof readers' rooms either side. Slender octagonal fleche over
east end with louvres and copper clad spire. Interior: Exposed
rendered walls. Low segmental arch arcades under large blind segmental
arcades with polygonal piers rising to roof, and deeply splayed
lancets with small ogee lancets in clerestory above: at springing of
the arches corbels supporting lamps. Short barrel-vaulted chancel,
with readers' room doorways to left and right with double ogee arches
on deep splays. Cantilevered gallery at east end with boarded front.
Boarded roof on boxed-in steel trusses. Slightly sloping nave parquet
floor. Original readers' desks and steps up and original electric
radiators. Including: brick and flint chequered area walls flanking
east front with small brick gate-piers, steel gates and overthrows.

Listing NGR: TG2378508577

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

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