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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: 1386187



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


District: Salford

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1980

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 471612

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SD80SW 949-1/2/113 18/01/80

SALFORD MONTPELLIER MEWS (South side) Former United Reformed Church

(Formerly listed as United Reformed Church, Upper Park Road)


Congregational church, later United Reformed church now disused. 1872-4. By SW Dawkes. Coursed and squared rubble with Welsh slate roof laid in scalloped bands with ridge cresting. Decorated style, robustly detailed. Conventional plan with nave, 2 aisles, transepts, northern vestry and office range, and SE tower and spire. EXTERIOR: 3-stage tower with foiled windows and paired bell chamber lights with clustered shafts. Angle buttresses with gablets and heavy pinnacles to flying buttresses, and spire with lucarnes. W door beneath tower with polished granite shafts and ball flower decoration to moulded archway beneath steep hoodmould. Paired Decorated lights over. 5-light rose window to S of nave, and paired lancets over trefoiled arched doorway to W aisle. Three 3-light windows to aisles. Transepts with angle buttresses, and 4-light foiled window. Triple gabled northern range, reading externally like a chancel, but housing vestries with meeting room over. Blind arcading carried on shafts with foliate capitals to ground floor with some inset lancet windows, continuing round the entire north end. 3 lancet windows over in E wall, and ball flower cornice. 5-light rose window to wide central N gable, 3-light rose window in right-hand gable. Canted apsidal stair-turret projects from left-hand gable, with raking stone roof in 2 tiers and cusped hoodmoulds to lancet windows. INTERIOR: 5-bay arcade with clustered red sandstone shafts on high white stone bases, foliate capitals and ball-flower decoration in the deeply moulded arches. Arches to shallow transepts higher and wider. Curved principal roof trusses carrying collar beams spring from foliate corbels. Some wind-bracing over platform. Complex timber vaulting over transepts. Willis organ in west transept. Raised platform to N, with panelled reredos with foliate capitals and trefoiled windows. 5-light Decorated window above, into meeting room, glazed in 1885. 3-light windows from aisles also originally open to meeting hall and subsequently glazed. SE bay of arcade partly filled by base of tower, and divided as 2-paired trefoiled arches with intermediate pier carrying carved angel beneath quatrefoil panel with foliate decoration. Original seating survives. Simple emblematic stained glass throughout, much of it now destroyed or damaged. 3 vestries opening off corridor behind N wall of body of church with meeting room over, originally intended to double as additional space for Sunday services, the windows acting as unglazed screens.

Listing NGR: SD8319602138

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National Grid Reference: SD 83196 02138


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