School Lane, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17
A very modest church hall of 1970, built as part of a planned larger development which was never completed.
The church was built in 1970, replacing a previous church on another site which the parish had outgrown. As originally designed by the architects Sandy & Norris, the development consisted of a church, church hall and presbytery, of which the church hall, square on plan, would be built first and would serve as the church until the new church was built. The hall was built at a cost of £25,000 and seated a congregation of about 250. In the event, this proposed hall has remained the church, and a new hall built. The final result bears little resemblance to Sandy & Norris’s original drawing.
The church is square on plan, with angled corners to form an octagon. It is faced in red brick and has a flat felt covered roof. The interior is a single undivided space with a flat suspended ceiling. It incorporates some items presumably from the previous church, e.g. the bench seating and an openwork Gothic screen serving as a reredos. There is some coloured glass in the windows.
Original Date: 1970
Conservation Area: Yes
Listed Grade: Not Listed