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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1055955



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Whitchurch Urban

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Aug-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Mar-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 260675

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WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. SAINT MARY'S STREET (south-west SJ 5441 side) 8/119 No. 12 (Post Office) 13.8.70 (formerly listed as Post Office) GV II

Wesleyan chapel, now post office. 1810, altered internally in the C20. Rendered, or painted grey sandstone ashlar. Hipped slate roof. 2 storeys. Plinth, rusticated ground floor, floor bands, Giant Tuscan order of pilasters with frieze, moulded cornice and blocking course, and central steep one-bay pediment. Circular cowling on roof. 1:1:1 bays, with central break. Outer first-floor round-arched glazing bar sashes with plain architraves and impost blocks, and central first-floor Venetian window with plain architrave and impost blocks. Ground-floor elliptical arched windows (probably altered in the C20) with margin lights, 3 recessed panels below, moulded imposts and voussoirs. Central pair of doors, each with 3 raised and fielded panels, 3-part elliptical-arched fanlight and wooden doorcase with Tuscan pilasters and entablature. Return fronts of 5 bays to left and 3 bays to right, each with plinth, floor band and round- arched glazing bar sashes. Interior altered in C20. This chapel was replaced in 1879 by Saint John's Methodist Church (q.v.) in Saint John's Street. R.C.H.M. (England), Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses (London, 1986), p. 236.

Listing NGR: SJ5420841611

Selected Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in Central England, (1986), 236

National Grid Reference: SJ 54208 41611


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