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Bank Top United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Astley Bridge, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.6052 / 53°36'18"N

Longitude: -2.4228 / 2°25'22"W

OS Eastings: 372118

OS Northings: 412153

OS Grid: SD721121

Mapcode National: GBR CVJR.8C

Mapcode Global: WH97N.RNG1

Entry Name: Bank Top United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 26 April 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475861

Location: Bolton, BL1

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Astley Bridge

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Astley Bridge St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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ASHWORTH LANE (South side)
Bank Top United Reformed Church


Reputedly built as a row of six cottages, then used as a school, converted to a chapel 1926. c1840. Squared and watershot coursed stone with slate roof.

EXTERIOR: gable faces street with central entrance and flanking windows renewed in original openings with plain stone lintels. Five window return elevation to east, the windows renewed in original openings with plain stone architraves.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

The building forms part of the model factory community established by the Ashworth family of New Eagley Mill between1835 and 1845.

(Smalley PJ: A Study of Model Villages (Manchester Polytechnic dissertation): 1983).

Listing NGR: SD7211812153

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