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Former United Reform Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0797 / 51°4'46"N

Longitude: -4.0605 / 4°3'37"W

OS Eastings: 255759

OS Northings: 133169

OS Grid: SS557331

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DC4S

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.KWT

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHQ+VQ

Entry Name: Former United Reform Church

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385120

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485582

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/7/110 (South side)
31/08/88 Former United Reform Church
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
United Reformed Church)


Congregational church. 1870. By RD Gould and Son, designed in
the `Middle Pointed Style'. Squared slatestone rubble with
detail in limestone and local stone; rear wall partly of red
brick. Slated roofs with red crested ridge tiles.
5-window range in 2 stages, with emphasis on the left-hand
bay. Ground storey has 3 small segmental-headed, traceried
windows flanked by a doorway at either end. Larger, left-hand
doorway has moulded, enriched 2-centred arch enclosed within a
steeply-pitched, gabled hood springing from short columns,
which in turn rest on moulded imposts; the hood is decorated
with crockets and a finial. The doorway is subdivided by a
pillar, upon which sits an angel bearing a scroll inscribed
`Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts'. Upper storey has
tall, pointed traceried windows, each one set under a gable.
Left-hand window is of 4 lights, the remainder 2 lights, these
4 windows also have finials on the gables above them. Rear
wall also contains traceried windows. INTERIOR: altered.
(Gardiner WF: Barnstaple, 1837-1897: 1897-: 99).

Listing NGR: SS5575933169

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