Basic Site Details

Name: Claremont Congregational Church
Town, district or village: Blackpool
City or county: Lancashire
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: William Meek Page's FRIBA papers indicate that Anderson, Simon & Crawford in fact designed two churches at Blackpool around this time.

A new congregational church has been opened in Warley Road, North Shore Blackpool. This Chapel has cost 5,000 and the land another 1,000. It was built by the mayor, Alderman T H Smith, from the designs of Messrs Anderson Simon and Crawford, architects, of Edinburgh. [Builder 7 September 1901 Page 217]

Carving by J J Millsom, Manchester.

In 1972 the Congregational church joined with the English Presbyterian church to become the United Reformed Church. Claremont United Reform Church closed c.1994 but the building continues as Kings Christian Centre.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Kings Christian CentreYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Warley Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 130 August 1901 Opened 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Anderson Simon & CrawfordArchitectural practiceA1901  
Item 2 of 3Frank Lewis Worthington SimonArchitectA1901  
Item 3 of 3William Meek PageArchitectA1901 As chief assistant to Anderson, Simon & Crawford


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Hartwell, C and Pevsner, N2009Buildings of England: Lancashire North  p139 (included as Kings Community Church)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder7 September 1901  p217
Item 2 of 2Builder19 October 1901  p340-341 - plan and illustration

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Meek Page: L v25 no2054; Frank Worthington Simon: F v14 p46 no877 (microfilm reel 11)