KINGSTON UPON HULL
TA0929NW BEVERLEY ROAD
680-1/16/64 (West side)
18/12/91 Trafalgar Street Evangelical Church,
adjoining halls & boundary wall
Former Central Baptist church, now Evangelical church, and
adjoining halls. Dated 1904. By George Baines & Son of London.
Red brick panelled with flint nodules, moulded brick dressings
and slate roof topped with a spired octagonal turret. Free
Perpendicular Gothic style. The larger adjoining hall, late
C19, was the original church.
Plinth, sill band, impost band and hoodmoulds, coped gables
and parapets. Windows are mainly Perpendicular lancets with
cusped ogee headed lights and panel tracery, in segment-headed
openings. Gabled east end, transepts, nave with aisles,
south-west tower. Adjoining halls set transversely at east
East end has 2 segmental pointed single lancets and 2 coped
side wall stacks, and on each side a 2-storey stair enclosure
with a flat-headed double lancet above and a chamfered doorway
Transepts have each a large 5-light lancet above and a pair of
triple lancets below. South transept has a pair of panelled
flanking buttresses with coped segment-arched heads. Aisles
have 3 triple lancets to east and a single lancet to west.
North aisle has also a double lancet at the west end.
Nave west end has a central 5-light lancet with slim flanking
buttresses, and above it a pair of small single lancets.
Below, a single-storey flat-roofed porch with diagonal
buttresses and crenellated parapet. 2 moulded segment-arched
recessed doorways with pairs of half-glazed double doors with
overlights. On either side, a single lancet. To right, a small
battered corner tower with angle buttresses and flat topped
pinnacles. Cornice and crenellated parapet, and louvred slit
openings to the top stage. On either side of the nave, a large
box dormer with 6 lights.
Battered south-west tower, 3 stages, has diagonal buttresses,
string courses, corbel table with gargoyles, crenellated
parapet and pinnacles with caps. Square open wooden bell
turret with deep cornice, topped with a leaded spire. At
ground level, to west, a canted bay window with 3 double
lancets and crenellated parapet. To south, a recessed
segment-headed doorway with a pair of half-glazed doors.
Second stage has on 3 sides a slit opening with hoodmould.
Bell stage has on each side a traceried triple lancet bell
opening in a coved segment-headed surround. Outside the west
end, a brick and flint boundary wall with brick piers and wavy
topped moulded concrete coping. To north, a small iron gate.
Smaller hall, adjoining the church, has a coped gable with a
5-light lancet, flanked by link walls with wavy topped
copings. To left, a chamfered doorway with a pair of
half-glazed doors, and to right, a triple lancet with flat
head. Larger hall, to left, is without flint panelling. Coped
facing gable with round-arched window above and below, 3
single windows and a doorway, all with round arches.
INTERIOR has a false hammerbeam roof with traceried spandrels,
and an all-round traceried wooden gallery with rounded
corners. Nave has 3-bay arcades with tapered square wooden
posts with traceried arch braces to the arcade plate and
ornamented iron tie rods.
At the front, a moulded 4-centred arch with hoodmould and
shaft imposts. On the gallery, a Gothic organ case, and on
either side, a half-glazed door. Below, a canted traceried oak
pulpit with steps and wrought-iron handrails on each side. The
pulpit stands on posts with arch braces which form a canopy
over the cruciform marble font. Under the pulpit, a pair of
doors set at an angle leading to the font. On either side of
the font, a flight of marble steps with wrought-iron handrail.
In front of the font, a semicircular dais with integral
communion table and wood and iron handrail. At the rear, a
patterned stained-glass window and below, a pair of traceried
glazed double doors flanked by square stained-glass windows.
Transepts also have patterned stained-glass windows, and on
their east sides, single doorways. At the west end, entrance
lobbies and cloakroom with traceried panelled glazed doors and
screens. To south, a stone cantilever dogleg stair with
Smaller hall has a traceried arch-braced roof. Larger hall has
an arch-braced waggon roof with 4 purlins. At one end, a
panelled gallery with turned balustrades, and at the other, a
segmental pedimented panel dated 1905. Fittings include curved
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and The East
Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 283).
Listing NGR: TA0901029523