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United Reformed Church and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxted, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2602 / 51°15'36"N

Longitude: -0.0034 / 0°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 539410

OS Northings: 153117

OS Grid: TQ394531

Mapcode National: GBR KK6.ZY8

Mapcode Global: VHGS6.WLK9

Entry Name: United Reformed Church and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 6 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476288

Location: Oxted, Tandridge, Surrey, RH8

County: Surrey

District: Tandridge

Civil Parish: Oxted

Built-Up Area: Oxted

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Oxted

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


303/6/10045 United Reformed Church
and attached walls


Congregational, now United Reformed, Church and attached walls. 1934 -35. By Frederick Lawrence, builder E Martin & Son. Reddish-brown brick in Flemish Bond with small decorative brick and tile panels; plain tile roofs. Plan: cruciform plan (orientated north-south, ecclesiastical orientation used here), having nave with west entrance, transepts and central crossing tower; apsidal chancel with north-east vestry and small south-east chamber. In Byzantine style, having round-arched entrances and windows, the former with semi-circular brick steps, stepped surrounds and nail-studded board doors with decorative strap-hinges, the windows with decorative geometric leading; square angle butresses rising above the tall offset parapets which have chamfered coping; lancet windows and raised verges to gables. Square 2-stage tower with pyramidal roof surmounted by cross (of 1959) and one S-light window to each face of upper stage. Nave: west end: at centre, full-height canted bay (entrance lobby) with 3 tall narrow windows; flanking slightly-lower flat-roofed porches with archways to front and side; low brick walls projecting from sides and centre, terminating in square flower-holders, those at centre originally framing a lily pond; 3 windows to north and south sides. Similar fenestration and gable entrances to transepts. Chancel: at east end, canted bay window with 3 tall narrow windows, flanked by paired windows. Interior: round crossing-arches. Parquet floor; decorative marbling to chancel and entrance lobby. Roof has exposed rafters, purlins and ridge-pieces. Panelled, wooden, internal porches. Decorative organ pipes set in east wall of south transept. Matching panelled pews, font, altar and fronts to pulpit and reading-desk areas. Coloured glass to apse windows.

Listing NGR: TQ3941053117

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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