TA2708NE WELHOLME ROAD
699-1/28/89 (South side)
Formerly known as: Welholme Congregational Church and Mission
Church and Sunday School WELHOLME ROAD.
2 churches, now museum stores and offices.
1907 by Bell, Withers and Meredith, architects; Hewins and
Goodhand, builders. Incorporates 1894 Congregational Mission
Church and Sunday School by HC Scaping of Grimsby; H Thompson
and Sons, builders.
1907 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
MATERIALS: red brick with ashlar dressings, plain tiled roof.
STYLE: free Gothic Revival.
PLAN: 2-bay chancel and a 3-bay aisled nave with single-bay
transepts and a Gallilee porch at the ritual west end with a
tower in the south-west angle. Single-storey vestry and church
rooms at east end, linking with the 1894 building. Buttresses
at angles and between bays, with ashlar gablets, the upper
sections projecting above the eaves.
EXTERIOR: nave with 3-light cinquefoiled aisle windows in
segmental-arched recessed panels; pairs of trefoiled 2-light
clerestory windows with miniature buttresses between.
South transept: south side, facing Heneage Road, has sill
band, stepped triple south window with traceried 2-light
segmental-headed windows beneath ashlar hoodmoulds and raised
panels with buttress shafts flanking the taller central
window; segmental-arched door to west side.
2-storey extension to east with cusped windows to each floor,
coped embattled parapet. Adjoining single-storey south-east
annexe has arched door in moulded surround, pair of 3-light
North transept has similar door and stepped north windows but
without elaborate surround.
Nave has larger similar west windows with ashlar heads in
buttressed surround. Below this, a single-storey Gallilee of 5
bays, incorporating tower to right.
Porch has central canted bay with square-headed door beneath a
lead hood flanked by single-light windows; bays each side with
moulded segmental-arched openings with 3-light windows above
brick blocking; outer bays with single square-headed window.
Tall buttresses, coped and embattled parapet. Moulded
segmental-headed doorways to left and right returns.
3-stage south-west tower has full-height clasped buttresses,
embattled first stage with south door and west 3-light
segmental window; foundation stone to south dated 15 October
1907. Tall second stage with slit lights. Ashlar top stage
with panelled buttresses and segmental-arched 3-light
traceried belfry openings. Above this, a stepped-in open
lantern section with central buttresses to each side flanked
by twin segmental-arched openings and tall projecting diagonal
buttresses at each corner. Slender leaded needle spire.
Nave has octagonal brick bellcote at east end with louvres,
overhanging eaves and spirelet.
Chancel has pointed traceried 5-light east window, single
square-headed 2-light traceried north and south windows.
INTERIOR: 3-bay ashlar nave arcades with chamfered piers and
4-centred moulded arches dying into the jambs; wide 4-centred
ashlar arches to transepts, chamfered brick arch to chancel,
and chamfered brick arched buttresses from nave arcades to
aisle walls. East annexe has chamfered brick arches to
transept and chancel. Chancel has wood panelling to lower
walls. South aisle has pictorial stained glass windows,
including one by Atkinson Brothers of Newcastle on Tyne; other
windows have plain glass with Art Nouveau-style designs.
Hammerbeam nave roof; arch-braced chancel roof. North transept
has re-set stone plaque inscribed "Ebenezer", and 1786
datestone, re-set from an earlier Grimsby chapel.
1894 MISSION CHURCH: adjoins at south-east end.
MATERIALS: red brick in English bond with terracotta
dressings; Welsh slate roof.
STYLE: Gothic Revival.
PLAN: Rectangular. Aisled nave of 4 and a half bays, with
doors to aisles at ritual east end.
EXTERIOR: chamfered brick plinth, sill string course, moulded
brick eaves cornice; pairs of stepped buttresses with gabled
caps at east and west ends. Aisles have single and twin
lancets; east entrances with fillet-moulded arches with nook
shafts, all beneath hoodmoulds with moulded stops. Nave has
stepped triple east lancet in moulded and shafted surround,
flush ashlar bands, blind lancet panel to coped gable with
shaped kneelers and finial. Below the east window a foundation
stone dated 1 September 1894. West end of nave has quadruple
stepped lancet with similar moulded surround. 3-light
mullioned dormer windows with cusped lintels, hipped roofs
with finials. Crested ridge tiles.
INTERIOR: arch-braced roof.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N, Harris J, & Antram N:
Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 339; Grimsby - Action for
Conservation: Grimsby Borough Planning Department: List of
buildings of local architectural or historical interest:
Grimsby Borough Council: 1972-: NO.49).
Listing NGR: TA2755808610