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Preston (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 54056 29871



SD5429NW NORTH ROAD 941-1/10/219 (West side) 22/06/89 North Road Pentecostal Church


Formerly known as: Wesley Chapel NORTH ROAD. Wesleyan Methodist chapel with schoolroom under, now Pentecostal Church with meeting rooms. 1838, altered, with additions, in 1885-6. Red brick in Flemish bond (sides and rear of brown brick in English garden wall bond), with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Rectangular plan on east-west axis, with porch added to east front and short addition to rear. Two storeys over basement, 5 bays, symmetrical, with a 3-bay pedimented centre breaking forwards slightly, panelled corner pilasters with corniced caps, 1st floor sillband, plain frieze and moulded cornice. At ground floor the facade is covered by the 1885 porch, which is rectangular in plan and wider than the main building, one storey and 5 bays, symmetrical, with a stone plinth, a central doorway with Tuscan columns tetrastyle in antis, doorways in the outer bays framed by pilasters with stylised acanthus enrichment to the capitals, a continuous frieze and cornice with an upstand over the centre and balustrades of open roundels over the outer bays; all the doorways are approached by steps, are round-headed, with fanlights, and have moulded architraves with carved foliated spandrels (that in the centre with a keystone); the intermediate bays have narrow round-headed windows with similar architraves; the returned ends have matching but larger windows. The 1st floor has 5 round-headed windows with sill- and impost-bands, moulded surrounds to the heads (that in the centre stilted), and leaded honeycomb glazing (of 1885); and above those in the centre a string course, a band of carved square panels, and a pediment (coping damaged) containing a rectangular stone plaque lettered "A.D. 1838" (former lettering above erased). The 5-bay north and south side walls each have bands at ground- and 1st floors, rectangular basement windows (glazing altered and doorway now in 4th bay of north side), and round-headed windows on both upper floors with glazing like those at the front. Rear has corner pilasters, and pedimented gable with chimney, but is mostly covered by addition. INTERIOR: horseshoe gallery with panelled front, carried on slender cast-iron columns with Ionic capitals; at west end, a semi-elliptical-headed giant arch which has fluted pilasters with decorated moulded caps, and former orchestra gallery now with organ; pitch-pine pews and ornamental rostrum all of 1885.

Listing NGR: SD5405629871


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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: 11 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14360/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ian Heywood. Source Historic England Archive
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