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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 1194, 4, 22
Date assigned Friday, May 30, 1980
Date last amended


Pentecostal church and railings. 1903-4 by E Ridgeway. Art Nouveau Gothic style. Red brick with stone dressings and plinth with moulded stone copings, also flush stone bands at sill and lintel levels. Steeply pitched slate roofs with overhanging eaves and moulded stone copings to gables on wavy headed kneelers, also with crested ridge tiles, and ridge finials. To east end of nave ridge is an octagonal wooden cupola with wide bracketed cornice and a thin tapering lead spire to top. Tower, and nave with double gabled cross transept bays and narrow chancel bay. North elevation has tapering tower to west corner with full height buttresses to all corners. Near the base of each buttress is a sort of spur with a wavy headed stone with trefoil headed panels to sides. Between these on the south and west elevations is a small single light, cavetto moulded window with cusped ogee tracery and pierced spandrels. Thin trefoil headed lancets to each sides above with fanciful ogee headed returned hoodmoulds and a moulded sill stringcourse. Above again to all sides single cavetto moulded louvred bell openings with ogee tracery and pierced spandrels, also with moulded sill stringcourse. Continuous eaves stringcourse above has a frieze of Tudor flowers and gargoyles to the corner of each buttresses. Wavy topped parapets over with the buttresses forming angle corner piers. Thin tapering lead spire over has a circle of ironwork decoration near the top and a contemporary weathervane. To east is the nave with a low canted porch bay which has wavy headed parapets rising up to a central panel with blind cusped tracery. Below is a deeply chamfered doorcase with elaborately moulded segment head over which is a returned ogee headed hoodmould. Contemporary panelled doors have panes of stained glass. To either side, the porch has single light cavetto moulded windows with ogee headed tracery, similar to the bell openings. Similar windows to either side of porch. Over the porch is a large 7-light segment headed, panel tracery window with ogee headed hoodmould plus griffin stops. To either side of the window there are full height triangular sectioned pilaster strips which rise up over the gable to form small eared pieces with finials. Over the window is a flush stone band with three stepped vents. Attached to east corner of the nave is a tapering octagonal tower with louvred vents to the top and a domed leaded roof, over a wide bracketed eaves cornice, with tall iron finial. East and west elevations have two pointed 3-light cavetto moulded panel tracery windows to north with carved foliage stops to hoodmoulds and double gabled transept bays to south each with large 4-light pointed panel tracery windows, also with carved stops to hoodmoulds. Above each window is a narrow ventilation slit with flush stone band below. Beyond to south is a low vestry bay with 3-light cavetto moulded mullion window. Chancel bay is blank. Interior has wide four-centred moulded arch into the chancel bay with soffit mould resting on polished marble column corbels with foliage capitals. Within the bay is a large contemporary organ and to the front is the original canted pulpit with steps to either side. The nave has curved oak pews set in a semi-circular arrangement, each pew with curved top to the benchends, also the original copper lights and Art Nouveau ironwork trusses. Transept bays have a tapering pier supporting the arches and open timberwork above. All windows have contemporary coloured glass designs. Railings to north and east sides are contemporary with the church and have decorative panels between sets of plain railings. Each panel has a curved head between two nailheaded rails and looping ironwork between rails below. Also to the centre of each set of railings is a tapering rail with corniced top and a small heart about half way up. Gates in similar style to north side.

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Grid reference SK 48659 33946 (point)
Map sheet SK43SE

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Aug 11 2011 11:58AM

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