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United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Nayland, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9736 / 51°58'25"N

Longitude: 0.8755 / 0°52'31"E

OS Eastings: 597601

OS Northings: 234476

OS Grid: TL976344

Mapcode National: GBR SM5.65P

Mapcode Global: VHKFL.4N5D

Entry Name: United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351944

English Heritage Legacy ID: 278692

Location: Nayland-with-Wissington, Babergh, Suffolk, CO6

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Nayland-with-Wissington

Built-Up Area: Nayland

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Nayland St James

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

5377 (south side)
Nayland With Wissington
TL 9734 27/721 United Reformed Church

Nonconformist church. 1864 (datestone on facade). Early English style. Red
brick with decorative bands and window arches of black brick. Stone copings.
Plaintiled roof with crest tiles. Symmetrical facade to street (north). Parapet
gable end with 3 trefoil-headed lancets and a large 3-light window above. At
the apex is a small quarterfoil circular window. At basement level, behind
spearhead iron railings, are 2 small-paned timber windows with 2-centre arched
heads. Flanking porches with parapet gables, each with a pair of moulded doorways.
Plank doors with ornate strap hinges. Above each pair of doorways is a trefoil
circular window. From the side of each porch, low walls curve back and ramp
down into the churchyard. Behind each porch is a short transept with hipped
roof. East and west sides each have 3 2-light windows. Below these are 3-light
small-paned timber windows with shallow-pointed relieving arches, lighting the
basement. Transepts have a single lancet window at each level. To south a
polygonal apse protrudes from the gable end, with a lower small-paned window
and a small 2-centre arched upper window, both in timber. Interior: Boarded
ceiling with partly-exposed roof trusses. Gallery at north end on 2 cast-iron
columns. Opposite, a large arched opening to the apse. Each transept contains
stairs to gallery and basement, with an arched doorway leading into the main
internal space. Original benches, late C19 pulput, all of pitch pine. Said
to have been built by the town's linen merchants, who used the basement for
their meetings.

Listing NGR: TL9760134476

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

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