Hartpury Methodist Chapel

30 Jun 2000
Hartpury Methodist Chapel, Over Old Road, Hartpury, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


9/58 Hartpury Methodist Chapel


Former Wesleyan, now Methodist Chapel; 1887 (foundation stone); English bond red brick, blue brick and stone dressings; tiled roof, crested ridges. 4-bay, 2-storeys (lower is Sunday School). Gable to road: splayed blue brick top to plinth: square set buttresses to corners and to centre, with stone offsets. Two twin lancets, stone sills, springers and keystones, rubbed brick arches: plain blue brick bands at sill and springing level across gable.

Circular window above, 2 plain blue-brick bands and louvred lancet above. Dentil verge, slightly returned at foot; weathervane at apex. Right return, porch on left, up 6 stone steps, side buttresses, blue-brick band at springing of 2-centred arch to doorway, dentil verge to gable with terracotta finial. Double boarded door inside. Blue-brick offset at chapel floor level, buttresses between each bay, with twin lancets to chapel, blue brick arches over. Dentil eaves, bottom course missing: chimney on right gable. Below, 2 twin-lancets on right, with beyond boarded door with plain fanlight under flat-pointed head.

Interior: boarded floor to chapel, vertical boarding to dado; red brick above with yellow and blue brick dressings, paired to form alternate voussoirs to windows: cogged course of bricks in side walls above windows. Original stained pews; pulpit at right-hand end, up steps on each side with trefoil heads to panelling. Raised enclosure in front, timber rail with twisted iron supports with leaf tops. Behind pulpit a large, pointed arch half fills wall, infilled with cream, glazed tiles, with a text and some decoration.

Boarded roof, with exposed quasi-hammerbeam trusses, tie beam completed with iron rod, supported by iron 'king-post' in centre.

Sunday school below, 3 bays at road end, row of cast-iron columns down centre, lobby, kitchen and vestry other end. All glass obscured or coloured. Unaltered example of late C19 non-comformist chapel; prominent in landscape.

Listing NGR: SO8028424595


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0565 IOE Records taken by Geoffrey Dawson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Geoffrey Dawson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Dawson, Geoffrey

Rights Holder: Dawson, Geoffrey


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