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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1132612



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bury St. Edmunds

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Jul-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Oct-1997

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 467869

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TL8563NW WHITING STREET 639-1/15/735 (West side) 12/07/72 United Reformed Church (Formerly Listed as: WHITING STREET (West side) Congregational Church)


United Reformed Church, formerly the Congregational Church, originally built as an Independent Chapel. Late C17/early C18 core; interior reconstructed in 1804; enlarged 1869 and refronted. Render to sides and rear; white brick front with stone dressings. C20 tiled roofs, steeply pitched and hipped to the older part, with a gabled projection on the east linking with the C19 front. EXTERIOR: the south side has a 2-storey range of 3 cross windows, all with diamond leaded panes. The east front is in a Victorian early Perpendicular style, the centre nave gabled, with a carved finial at the apex and stepped and gabled buttresses, the sides with a plain parapet and string course. A large 4-light central window has curvilinear tracery and is flanked by 2 tiers of 2-light windows in the aisles, the upper windows with arched heads and cusped tracery, the lower in the same Tudor style as the adjacent Sunday School building (qv) with flat arches and hood-moulds. Below the central window the wide entrance doorway with a 4-centred arch has moulded spandrels with circular trefoil cusping. Boarded double door with ornate wrought-iron hinges. INTERIOR: galleried on all 4 sides, the fronts moulded, with sunk panels; supported on cast-iron columns. At the west end, a typical arrangement with the organ at the back of the gallery, which is embellished by an upper arcade of 3 semicircular arches supported by square panelled columns; decorative plasterwork in the intermediate spandrels. The central pulpit is approached by stairs on each side.

Listing NGR: TL8531163947

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National Grid Reference: TL 85311 63947


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