THE METHODIST CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1056491
Date first listed:
11-Mar-1981
Statutory Address:
THE METHODIST CHURCH, VICARAGE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE METHODIST CHURCH, VICARAGE STREET

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Yeovil
National Grid Reference:
ST 55931 16000

Details

ST5516SE YEOVIL CP VICARAGE STREET (North side)

5/117 The Methodist Church 8/117

11.3.81

- II

Church (Methodist). Dated 1869 on foundation stone: designed by A. Lender of Barnstable. Ham stone ashlar with Welsh slated roof having ornamental clay ridges. Non-Conformist version of C13 Gothic. The main (South) facade in the form of a wide gable with 2-gabled porches, each having pointed cusped arches to the recessed doorways, with short freestanding jamb shafts: between these porches a 5-lancet arcade, of which 3 panels are glazed, and above a 5-light lancet window under a common pointed hood, flanked by 2 buttresses, the right-hand having a turretted top (formerly with spirelet): the gable has a triple-lancet recess under the coping, and is crowned by a stone cross finial. The West facade has 6-bays: bay 1 has a plain pointed segmental arched doorway up three steps; bays 2 to 5, separated by offset buttresses, are all gabled, with pairs of cusped lancets at two levels, the smaller to the ground floor level; bay 6 has a semi-circular projecting wing on octagonal base (of one storey), with 5 small unhooded lancet windows below a string course and parapet, which masks a conical slated roof. The interior has the usual two-level arrangement, the chapel proper being on the first floor, its roof being supported by ornamental cast iron columns. The gallery is reached by spiral stairs. The Church was severly damaged by envy action during World War II and sebsequently restored.

Listing NGR: ST5593116000

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
261456
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Sep 1999
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