NEW MEETING HOUSE (UNITARIAN)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208779
Date first listed:
11-May-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
28-Feb-1992
Statutory Address:
NEW MEETING HOUSE (UNITARIAN), VICTORIA ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
NEW MEETING HOUSE (UNITARIAN), VICTORIA ROAD

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

County:
Staffordshire
District:
Tamworth (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 20949 04063

Details

TAMWORTH

SK2004SE VICTORIA ROAD 670-1/7/132 (North side) 11/05/50 New Meeting House (Unitarian) (Formerly Listed as: VICTORIA ROAD Unitarian Chapel)

GV II

Presbytarian chapel, now Unitarian meeting house also used by the Royal Naval Association. 1724, with alterations of 1879-80. Chequer brick with pebble-dash front and hipped slate roof. Rectangular plan. Early Georgian style. One storey with 2 tiers of windows; 4-window range. 2 platt bands and top brick cornice. Entrance to left end added c1880, has gabled porch with pointed outer entrance and plank door; inner entrance has plaque above recording erection of chapel. Windows have plaster surrounds and C20 small-paned glazing; 2 to upper left end have C18 cross-casements. Rear retains segmental-headed windows with cross-casements, some with leaded glazing with rectangular quarries. Right return has blocked segmental-headed entrance and some attached C19 headstones to burials in adjoining graveyard. INTERIOR: c1880 wooden screen with 3 pointed arches to east end, with re-sited pulpit of 4 panelled sides with moulded cornice, railings in front incorporate C18 turned balusters; good series of C18 and C19 monuments of the Lakin and Byng families; some remaining panelling c1724 with bolection mouldings. The Tamworth Unitarian congregation was founded in 1690. (M.Saunders, from C.Stell: Information from list of suggestions for listing: 1990-).

Listing NGR: SK2094904063

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
386565
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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Date: 12 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/05693/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr R. J Wheeler. Source Historic England Archive
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