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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: 1072786



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

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Jun-1971

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 185724

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14/146 Longholme Methodist Church 7.6.1971 GV II

Wesleyan Methodist chapel, 1841-2, by James Simpson of Leeds (Pevsner). Sandstone ashlar, low-pitched slate roof. Rectangular plan 5 x 6 bays. Two storeys, symmetrical, Greek Revival: on 5 low steps a tetrastyle Ionic portico with pediment, tall double doorways in 2nd and 5th bays, 3 windows at ground floor, all these with architraves (shouldered at ground floor). Pilastered corners and side walls, which have round-headed windows on both floors, the upper with an impost band and archivolts. Interior: originally an oval gallery carried round the whole with pulpit at ground floor and organ above at the west end, but now altered, the ground floor ceiled to make a hall below and church above; most of the original raked and curved gallery benches remain. History: was originally centre of Rawtenstall Wesleyan Methodist circuit.

Listing NGR: SD8120122770

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969)

National Grid Reference: SD 81201 22770


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