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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1256884



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


District: York

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Jun-1982

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Mar-1997

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UID: 464474

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SE5951NE PRIORY STREET 1112-1/15/885 (North East side) 25/06/82 Assembly of God Pentecostal Church and building attached at rear (Formerly Listed as: PRIORY STREET Wesley Chapel & Lecture Hall with forecourt railings & lamp standards)


Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and attached lecture hall; now Pentecostal Church. 1854; lecture hall later C19. Chapel by James Simpson of Leeds; lecture hall extension at rear possibly by GT Andrews. MATERIALS: chapel of orange-red brick in Flemish bond, on sandstone ashlar plinth; portico, dressings and chamfered quoins of sandstone; roof obscured by rendered parapet with stone coping. Extension of pink-cream mottled brick in Flemish bond, timber eaves cornice on shaped brackets, and hipped slate roofs. EXTERIOR: chapel front: 2 storeys, 5 bays, outer bays wider than the inner ones. Three centre bays, approached by flight of steps, grouped to form tristyle portico of tripled antae with moulded bases, necking bands of anthemion and egg-and-dart moulding, and full entablature. Glazed double doors are C20 replacements beneath semicircular fanlights in round arched architraves with keyblocks and pilaster responds with moulded imposts. Windows on both floors have round-arched, keyed architraves: ground floor windows have plain sills on block brackets and moulded cornices on carved consoles: first floor windows have moulded sills on shaped consoles in plain sill band, and architraves with segmental pediments. Moulded eaves string and dentil cornice surmounted by parapet with flat coping, interrupted by pilaster piers. Left and right returns: 2 storeys, 7 bays. Details repeat those of main front, except that ground floor windows are segment-headed. Extension has part-glazed double doors beneath small-pane overlights. Other windows largely 12-pane sashes with thin glazing bars, painted stone sills and cambered heads beneath flat arches. INTERIOR: main entrance doors in keyed round-arched doorcases with sunk panelled pilasters. Foyer panelled to full height with partly fluted Ionic pilasters and moulded transverse beams carrying tunnel vaulted ceiling. Glazed and panelled screen to auditorium incorporates 8-panel doors beneath panels carved with volutes and grapes: in centre, First World War memorial panel cast with St George and Dragon and the names of "members of the Church and congregation" who gave their lives. All panelling is raised and fielded. At each side, panelled doors lead to gallery staircases which are open string with

turned bobbin balusters, three to a tread, scrolled tread ends, and mahogany handrail, wreathed at foot around turned newel. Auditorium has oval gallery on cast-iron Composite columns, with oak panelled front. On ground floor, walls panelled to dado rail beneath moulded round window arches linked by impost band. Coved modillion cornice enriched with egg-and-dart mouldings beneath coffered and panelled ceiling. At north-west end, massive mahogany pulpit approached by stair with cast-iron balustrade and, above, organ in mahogany case, by James Binns of Bramley, Leeds. Original fitted pewing survives almost complete in auditorium and gallery: pulpit rail dismantled and in store. All windows except for one in auditorium contain good stained glass. Fine Art Nouveau glazing of fanlights, foyer screen and gallery windows. Extension: 2 open string staircases, linked by first floor gallery, have slender column-on-vase balusters with moulded handrail wreathed at foot of stairs around similar newel. Panelled double doors beneath glazed screen lead to full-height main hall of 3 bays articulated by pilasters on high plinth, separated by shallow segment-headed niches. Moulded cornice to coved ceiling with glazed central roof-light, now painted over, and cast-iron ventilation grilles. Tall folding doors close hall off from annexe. Rooms flanking left side of hall retain plain fireplaces with heavy mantelshelves on shaped consoles. (Pace GG: Bishophill: York: York: 1974-: 4, 25).

Listing NGR: SE5988451511

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Pace, G G, York, (1974), 4, 25

National Grid Reference: SE 59893 51524


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