CONSTANTINE METHODIST CHURCH INCLUDING FRONT COURTYARD WALL, GATE PIERS AND GATES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1142111

Date first listed: 17-Jun-1988

Statutory Address: CONSTANTINE METHODIST CHURCH INCLUDING FRONT COURTYARD WALL, GATE PIERS AND GATES, FORE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: CONSTANTINE METHODIST CHURCH INCLUDING FRONT COURTYARD WALL, GATE PIERS AND GATES, FORE STREET

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Constantine

National Grid Reference: SW 73288 29049

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Details

SW 72 NW CONSTANTINE FORE STREET, Constantine

8/95 Constantine Methodist Church - including front courtyard wall, gate-piers and gates

GV II

Wesleyan chapel. Dated 1880. Rendered stone rubble with a granite ashlar front. Interlocking concrete tile roof with gabled ends; parapeted gable at front. Plan: Large rectangular chapel with a first floor auditorium over ground floor rooms, one of which was used as a Sunday School. Both the ground floor and auditorium are entered via a porch in the south front and the rostrum and organ gallery are at the opposite north end. Exterior: 2 storeys. 3-bay gabled south front with a moulded granite cornice and trefoil finial to the gable and rusticated granite corner pilasters; the ground floor and the centre of the first floor are also rusticated. The centre of the front breaks forward and has a 3-bay arcade on the ground floor with slender granite columns, moulded extrados and keyblocks; the moulded cornice over the first floor rises over the large round-headed central first floor window which has round-headed lights and foiled tracery. On the ground and first floor either side is a small round-headed window with a keyblock on the first floor and corbelled heads on the first floor. In the gable a stone plaque inscribed "Wesley Chapel 1880". Behind the front arcade the recessed porch has a central 5-light window with round- headed lights flanked by doorways to the ground floor rooms and double-doors with overlights in the returns which give accesss to the auditorium; all the windows and doors within the porch have their original margin glazing bars. On either side of the chapel 3 large segmental headed first floor windows with margin glazing bars and straight-headed sashes on the ground floor with glazing bars. Including the contemporary front courtyard wall with dressed granite plinth and granite ashlar above; it recedes with an ogee curve at the centre to the gateway which has monolithic granite piers with chamfered corners and moulded pyramid caps; ornate cast-iron gates and similar terminal piers at each end. There were originally railings on the wall. Interior: Large auditorium on the first floor with a coved plaster ceiling with moulded ribs and classically decorated light roses. The original box pews are intact, they are planned in a semi-circle with pews in the centre as well. The pews have panelled fronts and shaped bench ends. The elaborate rostrum has a semi- circular reader's desk with an arcaded front and a cast-iron balustrade. The rail in front also has a cast-iron balustrade. Behind the rostrum is the organ gallery. On the ground floor the rooms were used for the Sunday School and other purposes and the floor above is supported on cast iron columns.

Listing NGR: SW7328829049

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Legacy System number: 66081

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