BETHESDA METHODIST CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1104293
Date first listed:
14-Dec-1983
Statutory Address:
BETHESDA METHODIST CHURCH, GREAT NORWOOD STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
BETHESDA METHODIST CHURCH, GREAT NORWOOD STREET

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Cheltenham (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 94532 21372

Details

CHELTENHAM

SO9421SE GREAT NORWOOD STREET 630-1/23/351 (East side) 14/12/83 Bethesda Methodist Church

GV II

Methodist Church. 1845-6, (dated 1846) at a cost of »1,390, enlarged 1867. Pinkish-brown brick with ashlar front and slate roof. Plinth. Picturesque Early Gothic style. EXTERIOR: gabled front of 3 bays with stepped clasping buttress with pinnacles to ends, off-set pilaster buttresses. Coped verge with finial at apex. Windows with outer roll-moulding and inner chamfer and with hoodmoulds; tall lancet windows in shallow recesses to outer bays, triple lancets in shallow recess over central pointed doorway, plank doors in surround with 3 orders of pilaster and roll moulding to head. Returns have 4 windows in 2 levels, lower windows are shallow-arched, pointed to upper level, with stepped buttresses between. INTERIOR: retains original features including entrance lobby with 3 pointed-arched openings. Within a balcony to 3 sides on pilasters with solid balustrade with Gothic arcade (2 sides in process of removal at time of Review). To east end a pointed-arched shallow recess. HISTORICAL NOTE: in contrast to the surrounding development of neo-Classical terraces, this is a good example of the "incorrect Gothic" characteristic of many earlier C19 nonconformist chapels in this style. (Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham: 1993-: 13,15; RCHME: Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses: Gloucestershire: London: 1986-: 77-8; Blake S: Cheltenham's Churches and Chapels AD 773-1883: Cheltenham: 1979-: 26).





Listing NGR: SO9452921366

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
474660
Legacy System:
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Sources

Books and journals
Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses Gloucestershire, (1986), 77-78
Blake, S , Cheltenhams Churches and Chapels AD 773-1883, (1979), 26
Sampson, A, Blake, S , A Cheltenham Companion, (1993), 13 15

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: 27 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11658/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr William Henley. Source Historic England Archive
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