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RICHMOND HILL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS

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.

Name: RICHMOND HILL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS

List entry Number: 1304642

Location

RICHMOND HILL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS, BOURNE AVENUE

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

County:

District: Bournemouth

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 01-Aug-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 101712

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. BOURNE AVENUE 5l86 (North Side) Richmond Hill United Reformed Church and Sunday Schools SZ 0891 13/123 1.8.74.

II

2. Formerly Congregational, 1890-1, by Lawson and Donkin. Large and elaborate free Late Gothic, Purbeck stone with Bath stone dressings. North-west tower with octagonal third stage of gabled windows clasped by polygonal pinnacles (with far-projecting gargoyles); on this a smaller octagonal lantern with gabled windows, supported by flying buttresses, carrying short spire with iron finial. West front has lean-to narthex with 8-light window over (ogee hoodmould); south-west porch with polygonal front and traceried parapet. North and south flanks with lean-to aisles (3-light straight-headed windows) and big gabled 4-light clerestory windows. Transept gables have pair of tall 4-light windows with transom, with traceried rose window over, elaborate foliage carving to gabled north transept doorway. Interior with narrow passage aisles, pair of arches and 1 clerestory window embraced by each bay of ribbed timber coving to roof, carried on pink granite wall shafts with black shaft rings and foliage capitals. Centre of roof has arched braces, making overall trefoil section, canted boarding between, with openwork foliage panels on wallplate. West gallery and transept galleries with arcaded fronts, front 10 rows of main pews arranged in semi-circle, extending into transepts. Apse polygonal, with ribbed timber vault, also on pink granite wall shafts with foliage capitals. Big circular pulpit with foliage panels between buttresses, and pink granite columns. Joined at east to Sunday Schools and halls (altered and enlarged 1953).

Listing NGR: SZ0852491368

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National Grid Reference: SZ 08524 91368

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