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Tonbridge and Malling (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 59122 46603



3/121 Methodist Church


Methodist Church. Completed in 1875 by Cattermole & Eade of Ipswich with adjoining Sunday School in similar style of 1897. Church built of red brick in Flemish bond with bands of yellow brickwork and stone dressings. Slate roof. Front has central gable with cross-shaped saddlestone and small quatrefoil window. Large arched window with corbels, the upper part a rose window with 5 trefoil arches below flashed by lancets with trefoil heads. Dripcourse. To left is 1 bay with arched window with trefoil heads and arched doorcase with gabled head sexfoil decoration and plank door with decorative hinges footscraper in decorative gable to right. To the right of the central gable are 3 bays and buttresses and 3 arched windows with trefoil decoration and similar doorcase. Left side elevation has 2 brick chimneys, sexfoil window above and 2 arched win- dows with trefoils below. Interior of church has an unusually elaborate wooden roof of 'spider's web' form comprising a series of 4 intersecting arches and other arched braced tie- beams with elaborate fretted decorations in the spandrels including quatrefoil motifs. The church retains intact its original north arch comprising panelled organ gallery and 2 other upper galleries, pews and pulpit. Attached to the right hand side is the Victoria Hall of 1896-7 in similar style also in red brick with stone dressings. Large gable with hood moulding and triple lancet window, the top with quatrefoil below trefoil flanked by similar single lancets. To the right the Sunday School has a smaller gable with blank quatrefoil, triple sash window to 1st floor and triple Caernarvon arched windows to ground floor. Arched doorcases. Right side elevation is cement rendered.

Listing NGR: TQ5912246603


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

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Date: 16 Dec 2006
Reference: IOE01/16043/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ron Garvey. Source Historic England Archive
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