PONSANOOTH METHODIST CHURCH, INCLUDING FORECOURT WALLS, STEPS AND GATE PIERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1159101
Date first listed:
28-Jun-1963
Statutory Address:
PONSANOOTH METHODIST CHURCH, INCLUDING FORECOURT WALLS, STEPS AND GATE PIERS, CHAPEL HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
PONSANOOTH METHODIST CHURCH, INCLUDING FORECOURT WALLS, STEPS AND GATE PIERS, CHAPEL HILL

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
St. Gluvias
National Grid Reference:
SW 75768 37635

Details

SW 73 NE ST GLUVIAS CHAPEL HILL, Ponsanooth

1/107 Ponsanooth Methodist Church, 28.6.63 including forecourt walls, GV steps and gate-piers II Methodist chapel including forecourt walls, steps and gate-piers. Datestone 1843. Granite ashlar entrance front, otherwise painted granite rubble with granite dressings. Concrete tile roof with pediment at the front and gable end at the rear. Plan: Rectangular aisle-less plan with gallery on 4 sides. Rostrum at the south west (ritual east) end, entrance hall to pair of stair halls at the front (north east) end. Projecting at the rear is a semi-circular-on-plan organ loft (originally a communion apse) with probably a vestry and entrance lobby underneath. Slightly later single-storey vestry adjoining the rear right-hand corner with a lean-to porch in front. Exterior: Unaltered 2-storey elevations with original doors and windows in original openings. Symmetrical 1:1:1 to north east entrance front with wide central doorway. Granite ashlar front has plinth, rusticated quoin strips, mid-floor string and a shaped parapet with moulded cornices. Central bay is broken forward and is surmounted by a squat triangular pediment which breaks the lower cornice of the main pediment. Elliptically-arched doorway with string course over. Pair of 6-panel doors and spoked fanlight set back within porch. Flat arches to the 2 ground floor window openings, round-headed opening to the 3 first-floor bays. Hornless sashes with glazing bars. First floor windows have traceried heads. Semi-circular-on-plan forecourt at the front has wide central gateway with square-on-plan granite monolithic piers flanking a flight of 6 steps and there are chamfered copings over the ashlar walls at either side. Side walls have 4 windows to each floor. Shallow keyed arches to ground floor openings, square headed openings above hornless sashes with glazing bars. Interior: Plastered walls and ceiling; original gallery carried on Tuscan columns with panelled front cantelevered out on shaped brackets. Circa late-C19 rostrum on similar columns; circa late-C19 pews.

Listing NGR: SW7576837635

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
66516
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 02 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/13236/32
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