FLEXBURY PARK METHODIST CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1229794
Date first listed:
09-Sep-1985
Statutory Address:
FLEXBURY PARK METHODIST CHURCH, FLEXBURY PARK

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Location

Statutory Address:
FLEXBURY PARK METHODIST CHURCH, FLEXBURY PARK

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bude-Stratton
National Grid Reference:
SS 21114 07003

Details

SS 20 NW BUDE-STRATTON FLEXBURY PARK, FLEXBURY

5/181 Flexbury Park Methodist Church -

- II

Methodist church with meeting and schoolrooms. 1905. Built and designed by John Pethick, a local builder. Roughly-squared stone with contrasting freestone dressings and slate roof. Ambitious eccentric free Gothic-style. Rectangular church has gable ends and grandiose west front with narthex and west end angle corner towers, north tower designed for stair to gallery, south tower with clock, belfry and spire. 2-bay recess at east end of church, east end transepts gabled to north and south contain meeting and schoolrooms. West front has narthex under leanto roof, central bay buttressed with coped gable rising above roof. 5 lancet windows in narthex have continuous hoodmould. 3 rectangular windows above narthex have segmental heads and continuous hoodmould. 3 large lancets above have continuous hoodmould. Curious angle towers have set-back buttresses and arched stone doorways. South tower with tall shingled spire is of 3 stages with moulded strings and pyramidal corner pinnacles between gables on all sides. Second stage has single lancets to sides and clock in circular moulded frame. Belfry openings are paired lancets. North tower is a truncated version of the south tower, gabled to north-west and south-east only. Pyramidal pinnacle to north-west gable. 6-bay north and south sides of church buttressed with rectangular windows under segmental heads, and large lancet windows above. Triple lancets to gable ends of east projections. Pyramical pinnacles to gable ends. Ventilator pots on gabled projections to roof of church. Interior. Good arch braced roof. Plans for west gallery not executed. Contemporary pitch pine seating constructed from timber washed ashore from a wreck. Contemporary pulpit designed by John Pethick. Although not strictly architecturally literate this curious design is extremely ambitious.

Listing NGR: SS2111407003

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
64761
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: 06 Jun 2007
Reference: IOE01/16631/13
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