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United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Crompton, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.5916 / 53°35'29"N

Longitude: -2.4306 / 2°25'50"W

OS Eastings: 371596

OS Northings: 410646

OS Grid: SD715106

Mapcode National: GBR CVGX.L7

Mapcode Global: WH97N.MZSG

Plus Code: 9C5VHHR9+JQ

Entry Name: United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 21 August 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387928

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475922

Location: Crompton, Bolton, BL1

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Crompton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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797-1/2/41 (East side)
21/08/75 United Reformed Church
(Formerly Listed as:
United Reformed Church (formerly
Congregational Church) and Manse)


Congregational Church, later United Reformed Church, now
antiques centre and tea room. 1895, by Jonathan Simpson under
the patronage of WH Lever, later Lord Leverhulme. Snecked
squared red sandstone with graded slate roofs with ridge
STYLE: Perpendicular.
PLAN: external design uses the conventions of Anglican church
building, with tower and spire to north, nave terminating in
apsidal end, aisles, transepts, and a high aisle south of the
east transept.
EXTERIOR: doorway in north wall of nave, with chamfered
responds and moulded arch, with blind traceried panelling in
the spandrels incorporating tree-like motifs. 5-light window
above the door, with fleurons to hoodmould and clasping
buttresses. North-west tower, built to west of aisle. West
doorway with clustered shafts and hoodmould with fleurons,
panelled spandrels incorporating tree motifs. Ogee lancet in
first stage, and moulded lancet above. Paired leaded foiled
lights divided by pilasters which continue to divide the bell
chamber lights which have Perpendicular tracery. Blind
Perpendicular arcading above. Projecting corbels at angles,
and spire with lucarnes.
Lean-to east and west aisles, 2 bays to west, 4 bays to east,
with 3-light Perpendicular windows, and square headed windows
with Perpendicular tracery in clerestory above. Transepts have
paired windows, divided by central pilaster sprung from
2-bay lean-to aisle south of the transept to the west, a high
aisle to the north with single foiled ogee lancet window.
Apsidal south end with wide windows in west and south linked
by continuous arcaded hoodmould which continues across blind
east wall, cut by the south-east aisle. Single storey, flat
roofed range links the church to the manse (qv) to the south.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SD7159610646

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