Survey Data

Reg No

40903810


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Church/chapel


Date

1835 - 1885


Coordinates

232777, 424012


Date Recorded

27/10/2008


Date Updated

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Description

Detached three-bay Presbyterian church, built c. 1860, with two-bay two-storey vestry and Sunday school to east. Pitched slate roofs, with decorative blue-black clay ridge cresting, acorn finial to gables of church, rectangular rendered chimneystack to vestry gable and cast-iron rainwater goods. Roughcast and pebbledash rendered walls, recessed rendered plinth to front elevation. Square-headed window openings, with one-over-one timber horned sashes with coloured margin lights; round-headed to west gable, fixed timber frames with coloured margin lights; square-headed to vestry with replacement timber casement windows; all with smooth rendered reveals and painted stone sills. Square-headed entrance door opening, painted timber vertically-sheeted door, smooth rendered reveals, rendered stone plinth-blocks, door addressed by polychromic geometrically-laid tiled doorstep. Church set back to road, graveyard to north and east with gravemarkers from 1852 to 2006; rubble stone boundary wall with crenellated rubble stone coping, cast-iron pedestrian gate with fleur-de-lys finials on octagonal cast-iron piers with spire finial, and wrought and cast-iron hoop railings double gates with spear finials and decorative handle on rectangular rubble stone piers with projecting ashlar stone diamond-headed cap.

Appraisal

A nineteenth century Presbyterian church distinguished by the simplicity of its design and which is interestingly extended by the attached two-storey vestry and Sunday school. Its effect is created by its elegant proportions and the use of well detailed materials. The design is enlivened by the cresting ridge tiles, finials and the attractive coloured margin-light windows. The finely worked gates and the handsome stone boundary wall contribute to and are integral to its character and the surrounding environment. A Meeting House is shown on the site on the Ordnance Survey first edition six-inch map of c. 1837.