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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: 1141472



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Allen

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Nov-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63914

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ST ALLEN A30. ZELAH SW 85 SW (West side) 4/75 Zelah Chapel, and forecourt

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Methodist chapel and schoolroom. Chapel 1859. Killas stone with granite dressings, brick arches to openings. Plan: Chapel near square, with entrance on north, and narrower rectangular Sunday school added central to south face, having entrance towards road. Front has pair of 6-panelled doors with fanlight, and 9-in brick arch with a raised keystone bearing the date. Two round-headed windows above to balcony level, also with stone keys, and margin glazed sashes. Side windows similar 30-paned sashes with stained glass fanlights. Roof hipped. Schoolroom added 1868, pebbledashed, with slate roof. Two bays. Central pair boarded doors with datestone over, and two 24-paned sashes, Small gable stack and lean-to gig-shed at south end.

Forecourt of chapel of semicircular form, killas walls approx 1.5m high with peaked coping. Monolithic granite gatepiers holding simple bar-iron overthrow, the lantern missing. Gate has scrolled ornamental crest. Path from gate to chapel door is of patterned yellow clayware pavoirs.

Interior: Walls plastered. Flat ceiling with moulded cornice and 4 roses for pendant lights. North gallery of stained pine on single central column, the front panelled and having moulded rails, all on paired brackets. Dog leg stair with turned newels and balusters. Body of chapel has central pulpit raised over 6 steps, panelled front. Openwork iron panels either side to raised choir stalls, and rail around communion table enclosure on iron stanchions. Organ inserted to left of pulpit later, and pews of aisle turned at right angles and tiered. Monument: White marble tablet on black slate commemoratinq 5 dead of 1914-18 war. Schoolroom has raised staging with front boards folding on trestles.

Listing NGR: SW8105551733

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National Grid Reference: SW8105551733


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