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United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9031 / 50°54'11"N

Longitude: -3.4893 / 3°29'21"W

OS Eastings: 295374

OS Northings: 112568

OS Grid: SS953125

Mapcode National: GBR LH.RKVG

Mapcode Global: FRA 36LQ.6FT

Plus Code: 9C2RWG36+67

Entry Name: United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 12 February 1952

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485418

Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Tiverton

Built-Up Area: Tiverton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tiverton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS9512 ST PETER STREET, Tiverton
848-1/6/318 United Reformed Church
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Congregational Church)


United Reformed Church (formerly Congregational). 1831
(Pevsner), with later C19 features inside, foundation date of
chapel on site 1660 (datestone). Grey limestone ashlar; slate
roof concealed behind parapet.
STYLE: described as "cheerfully eclectic" by Pevsner.
PLAN: end on to the street, immediately north of the memorial
rooms (separately listed). Rectangular galleried plan.
EXTERIOR: 3-bay, the outer bays slightly broken forward,
shallow pedimented gable over the central bay with a large
square-on-plan finial. String course below upper tier of
windows and coved cornice to outer bays below plain coped
parapet with modillion frieze below centre bay and short
sections of horizontal modillion frieze in outer bays.
Central round-headed doorway with hoodmould with label stops;
steps up to sliding doors with vertical sunk panels and blind
timber arched fanlight with Gothick detail. The doorway was
lit by a good late C19 lamp at the apex on a fancy, stout,
scrolled cast-iron bracket.
Ground-floor windows have round-headed recessed arches with
hoodmoulds to the inner order, windows glazed with 6-pane
fixed lights. Tall, round-headed gallery windows in the outer
bays with hoodmoulds. Fixed windows with glazing bars and a
roundel in the head. Similar triple window in the centre bay
with continuous hoodmould.
Rear elevation has hipped roof and one very tall round-headed
louvred opening.
INTERIOR: partially inspected. C19 gallery on columns with
cast-iron balustrade; stout late C19 benches with shaped ends;
late C19 or early C20 organ case.
This building forms a good C19 grey limestone group with the
Memorial Rooms and No.2 St Peter Street (qqv) to the south.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SS9537412568

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