Survey Data

Reg No

41310042


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

Hall


In Use As

Hall


Date

1925 - 1930


Coordinates

284239, 303617


Date Recorded

06/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Attached four-bay two-storey hall, dated 1927. Hipped slate roof having rolled terracotta ridge tiles, rendered concrete-capped chimneystack visible to rear elevation and replacement metal rainwater goods on timber fasciaboard held by exposed rafters of slightly overhanging eaves. Roughcast rendered walls with rusticated cast concrete block-and-start quoins moulded to look like quarry-faced ashlar, smooth rendered ground floor level beneath moulded concrete platband with interlocking guilloche moulding. Name and date plaque in bas-relief cement lettering with a moulded rectangular frame. Square-headed window openings have concrete sills, simple smooth-render moulded surrounds and replacement uPVC frames throughout. Square-headed double-leaf replacement uPVC doors to both ends of front elevation having square-headed overlights. Building behind small paved area enclosed by moulded concrete block wall having decorative steel railings and square piers, attached to former garage premises to north-east.

Appraisal

This church hall was built around the time of transfer of the adjacent church building from the Methodist to Presbyterian congregations following the dwindling numbers of the former. It displays some of the grand classical proportions often seen on civic buildings such as courthouses. It retains its original roof and the decorative moulded render details enliven the publicly visible elevations.