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

Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SW 63563 39248


CAMBORNE CHURCH ROAD SW 63 NW Penponds 7/32 (west side) Penponds Methodist Church GV II

Bible Christians Chapel, now Methodist church. Dated 1844 in gable. Gabled facade of snecked killas with granite quoins, sides and rear of slobbered and painted uncoursed rubble; slate roof. Small building, rectangular in plan, gable to road. Two storeys; the gabled facade has 2 tall round- headed 18-pane sashed windows with radiating glazing bars, and painted brick heads, and above and between these a granite datestone inscribed "BIBLE CHRISTIANS CHAPEL. 1844" The south side has a gabled porch offset to the right, with a doorway in its front (right-hand side) wall and a lancet in its gable wall; attached to the chapel wall in front of the porch, a wooden notice board in the form of an Ionic aedicule with fluted colonettes and open pediment with egg- and-dart decoration; to the rear of the porch, 2 tall 18-pane sashed windows. The north side wall has 2 similar windows in opposed positions. Continued to the rear and on a slightly lower level is a small Sunday School which has a doorway in its south side and one 4-pane sashed window in each side. Interior: small, and little altered: gallery at east end supported by 2 cast-iron Tuscan columns, with ornamental iron openwork balustrade, reached by a 1/4-turn staircase at the south end; basket-arched choir gallery at east end (with added organ on this, originally hand-pumped and pump handle still in situ); rostrum with turned balusters; benches with painted oval metal numbers on the ends, and umbrella brackets; small Sunday School room into which the raked rear end of the choir gallery projects, supported by 2 iron columns. A simple building redolent of its period.

Listing NGR: SW6356339248


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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: 28 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11560/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ivor Corkell. Source Historic England Archive
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