Church Of Christ Scientist Including Walls, Gate Piers And Gates Adjoining South East And North East

19 Mar 2005
Church Of Christ Scientist Including Walls, Gate Piers And Gates Adjoining South East And North East, Recorder Road, Norwich, Norfolk
Photograph (Digital)
Not what you're looking for? Try a new search


This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

The following building shall be added to the list:- TG 2308 NE RECORDER ROAD (west side) Church of Christ Scientist 17/10000 including walls, gate-piers and gates adjoining SE and NE - II Christian Science church. 1934-5 by Herbert G Ibberson. English bond buff-coloured brick. Slate roofs with parapeted gable ends. Plan: Nave with narrow aisles, readers' platform in chancel at west (liturgical east) end with flanking readers' rooms and gallery at east end with stair and porch on south east corner. Arts and Crafts and Modern.

Exterior: The east gable end onto the street has tall lancet with pointed ogee arch formed from cut bricks and with weathered slate sill with large stone inscription below. Small round arch windows in single storey block on right and stair wing on left which has similar lancet on its S gable and porch in the angle with round arch doorway. N and S sides of nave have narrow vertical pilaster-like strips in brick containing tall lancets each with small light above and low aisles below with flint and brick chequerwork walls. Lower chancel with low flat roof readers' rooms either side. Slender octagonal fleche over east end with louvres and copper clad spire. Interior: Exposed rendered walls. Low segmental arch arcades under large blind segmental arcades with polygonal piers rising to roof, and deeply splayed lancets with small ogee lancets in clerestory above: at springing of the arches corbels supporting lamps. Short barrel-vaulted chancel, with readers' room doorways to left and right with double ogee arches on deep splays. Cantilevered gallery at east end with boarded front.

Boarded roof on boxed-in steel trusses. Slightly sloping nave parquet floor. Original readers' desks and steps up and original electric radiators. Including: brick and flint chequered area walls flanking east front with small brick gate-piers, steel gates and overthrows.

Listing NGR: TG2378508577


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1969 IOE Records taken by Christopher Sullivan; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Christopher Sullivan. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Sullivan, Christopher

Rights Holder: Sullivan, Christopher


Brick, Copper, Flint, Render, Slate, Steel, 20th Century Gate, Unassigned, Gate Pier, Wall, Monument (By Form), Barrier, Christian Science Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Nonconformist Church, Church, Place Of Worship