TL4458 : Emmanuel United Reformed Church

taken 1 year ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Emmanuel United Reformed Church
Emmanuel United Reformed Church
Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge
Emmanuel United Reformed Church in Cambridge, is located close to the centre of town, on Trumpington Street. Historically a congregational church, Emmanuel voted to join the new United Reformed Church in 1972.
The congregation was founded as the Cambridge 'Great Meeting' in 1687, at Hog Hill, the original building being there, on what is now the Old Music School in Downing Place. The church was rebuilt on the same site in the later 18th century, opening as Emmanuel Congregational Chapel in 1790. The move to the new church on Trumpington Street, called the Emmanuel Congregational Church, came in 1874.
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
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Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
Trumpington Street
Trumpington Street is a major historic street in Cambridge. At the north end it continues as King's Parade. To the south it continues as Trumpington Road (the A1134), an arterial route out of Cambridge, at the junction with Lensfield Road.
The colleges St Catharine's College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College and Peterhouse are all on Trumpington Street. At the southern end is the main site of the Cambridge University Engineering Department.
The Church of St Mary the Less, Cambridge is next to Peterhouse. The Emmanuel United Reformed Church, built to a design of James Cubitt in 1875, is also located on Trumpington Street.
At the northern end on the corner of Corpus Christi College facing King's Parade is the Corpus Clock, a new tourist attraction installed in 2008.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 July, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4484 5801 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.0777N 0:7.0784E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4485 5806
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