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Latitude: 53.582 / 53°34'55"N
Longitude: -2.4588 / 2°27'31"W
OS Eastings: 369720
OS Northings: 409591
OS Grid: SD697095
Mapcode National: GBR CW80.GN
Mapcode Global: WH97V.67D8
Entry Name: Somerset Road United Reformed Church and Attached Sunday School
Listing Date: 30 April 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388284
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476284
Location: Bolton, BL1
Electoral Ward/Division: Smithills
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Bolton
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Halliwell St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SD60NE SOMERSET ROAD
797-1/3/219 (West side)
Somerset Road United Reformed Church
and attached Sunday School
Presbyterian church, now United Reformed church and attached
Sunday School. c1910. Coursed and squared rubble in small
blocks, the dark principal stone contrasted with paler
dressings and some use of ashlar. Red plain tiled roof.
EXTERIOR: at entrance front a decorated arched doorway flanked
by 2-light traceried mullioned windows with 5-light
reticulated traceried window above the door.
Octagonal tower clasping the left hand angle, with embattled
parapet, a band of windows, and louvred bell chamber openings
below the parapet. Formerly surmounted by a spire, removed
c1950. Tower is balanced by canted full-height bay at left
hand angle with high band of windows immediately below eaves,
and these windows, together with those to tower, have stained
glass with simple art-nouveau motifs.
Main body of church divided into 2 bays by buttresses, each
bay with 2-light Decorated windows, also with Art Nouveau
motifs in the glazing. 2-bay shallow transepts each side.
Canted apse (blind) with long raking roof.
INTERIOR: narrow entrance lobby with timber and glazed screen
separating it from the body of the church (screen
re-positioned 1997). Wide span with hammerbeam roof and arched
braced arcade. Triple arched west wall, the central arch
opening to canted apse now occupied by organ, the outer arches
blind. Hall or Sunday School is linked by a corridor range to
the church, and contemporary with it.
Central arched entrance door flanked by foiled 2-light
windows. Wide arched 3-light upper window. 2-window returns,
then an advanced bay each side, adjoining the corridor range
on the inner side, and continuing on the upper side to house
additional room to rear of hall. 2-light mullioned and
transomed windows, some retaining original leaded glazing
similar to that in church.
Listing NGR: SD6972009591
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