- 7 Sep 1999
- Methodist Church, Worple Road, Merton, Greater London
- Photograph (Digital)
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
The following building shall be added WORPLE ROAD TQ 26 NW 3/91 Methodist Church - II
Methodist church. 1914 by Withers and Meredith in Byzantine style. Red brick with stone and tile dressings. Tiled roofs. Greek cross plan. Set forward, paired entrances beneath dressed stone lunettes each containing sunk marble rondel, and with semicircular arches carried on Byzantine style columns.
Panelled doors. Above, herringbone tilework panels beneath moulded stone coping. Set back, Diocletian window beneath wide stone hood. 8 lights, articulated by strong vertical mullions. Coloured glass. Above, gable in herringbone brick alternating with vertical stone strips and flanked by square brick turrets, these with recessed stone dressed niches. Flush stone bands, moulded stone coping. Central recessed niche to gable is in similar style.
Set forward at outer angles, polygonal stair turrets with domed roofs, alternating long and short two-light windows, with small leaded panes, beneath semicircular heads with herringbone tiles above. Stone cills and bands.
Similar east and west faces. Octagonal roof rising to octagonal timber lantern surmounted by dome. Interior: 5-sided gallery with panelled balustrade.
Ribbed roof rises to octagonal feature. Original seating. Organ set to rear of choir loft. Stone stairs in turrets, rising to gallery. Attached buildings not of special interest.
Listing NGR: TQ2328469466
© Mr Christopher Strevens. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Strevens, Christopher
Rights Holder: Strevens, Christopher
Brick, Stone, Tile, 20th Century Methodist Chapel, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Nonconformist Chapel, Chapel, Place Of Worship