© Mr John Taylor
UNITARIAN CHURCH HALL, ULLET ROAD
LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE
Mr John Taylor
22 November 2002
14 March 1975
Date of last amendment:
14 March 1975
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SJ 3788 ULLET ROAD
Church hall. 1901. P. Worthington. Red brick with stone
dressings and slate roof. An L-shaped block in Arts and
Crafts Gothic, notably freer than the chapel to which it is
attached (q.v.). The north range is a low cloister with 2-
light windows and offset buttresses, which at the east end
abuts a tall gable with mullioned domestic windows and
embattled parapet. South from this runs the hall with
similar windows and a large chimney breast with ingle nook
windows. The gable end has shallow canted bay window with
cusped lights and cresting of Tudor flower. The side to
York Avenue has 5 irregular bays to the library. In the 2nd
bay is a mullioned and transomed bow window and in the 3rd,
4th and 5th bays are arched windows with cusped tracery
separated by chamfered buttresses which emerge from the
weathered plinth and support the swept eaves. On roof of
hall is a wooden lantern with ogee cupola and weathervane.
The hall terminates in a heavily offset wall with chimney of
4 octagonal shafts, and abutting this is the entrance and
gable of a 2-storeyed block. Splayed doorway with hoodmould
surmounted by a figure of a stone mason which forms part of
the corbelling of a stone oriel. The gable has mullioned
and transomed windows and a small oriel at the upper level.
The glazing is leaded throughout. Interior. The hall has
arch-braced collar roof, and arcade on west side. At the
end of this is a large fireplace with benches and original
gate. Above the fireplace are the arms of Brunner and Tate.
Original light fittings. The cloister has arcading on north
side and 2 vaulted recesses for memorials, many from an
earlier chapel at Renshaw Street. Memorials to J. Blanco
White, N. Rathbone Jnr., W. Rathbone Jnr., W. Roscoe and H.
Booth.With the Chapel (q.v.) the hall forms one of the most
elaborate Non conformist ensembles in the country.