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North Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 51802 47724



SS5147 WILDER ROAD 853-1/6/139 (South side) 12/03/90 Emmanuel Church (Formerly Listed as: WILDER ROAD (South side) Methodist Church)


Methodist Church. 1899-1900, by WH Gould of Ilfracombe. MATERIALS: squared local Plaistow stone rubble with dressings of Bath stone. Tiled roof with pierced crested ridge tiles. PLAN: main body of church runs east-west (from Market Street to Avenue Road) with gabled projections on north and south sides, 3 to south and 2 to north. At west end of north front (facing Wilder Road) is a square tower with spire. Entrance porches at east end of north and south sides, and attached to western projection on south side. Church at first floor level with Sunday School beneath. EXTERIOR: Early English style with lancet windows and angle buttresses. In east gable a more elaborate 5-light window with pointed arch, the outer lights paired under a single pointed arch with a trefoiled light in the head, the whole window having in its head a circular light enclosing 4 trefoiled lights. Front gable windows and main window in west gable are of 2 lights with round light in the head enclosing 4 smaller round lights. Windows contain coloured glass in small square leaded panes, except for the east window which has figures in coloured glass. Tower is in 3 stages, the narrower third stage with pinnacled, octagonal, angle turrets. Spire octagonal in plan with gablets in the sides. On centre of main roof a leaded fleche, square in section and diagonally-set; pointed roof, both this and the base with patterned rib work. INTERIOR not inspected. The site was formerly occupied by Ilfracombe cattle market. (Ilfracombe Chronicle 4.6.1937: Hussell AT: 7; Cherry B: Draft for rev. ed. of Pevsner's North Devon: Devon Record Office: 261).

Listing NGR: SS5180247724


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'Ilfracombe Chronicle' in 4 June, (1937), 7


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: 31 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/05710/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Ann Allen. Source Historic England Archive
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