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The Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Yeovil, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9418 / 50°56'30"N

Longitude: -2.6286 / 2°37'42"W

OS Eastings: 355931

OS Northings: 116000

OS Grid: ST559160

Mapcode National: GBR MP.NV69

Mapcode Global: FRA 56CM.CRH

Entry Name: The Methodist Church

Listing Date: 11 March 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056491

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261456

Location: Yeovil, South Somerset, Somerset, BA20

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Yeovil

Built-Up Area: Yeovil

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


5/117 The Methodist Church


- II

Church (Methodist). Dated 1869 on foundation stone: designed by A. Lender of
Barnstable. Ham stone ashlar with Welsh slated roof having ornamental clay
ridges. Non-Conformist version of C13 Gothic. The main (South) facade in the
form of a wide gable with 2-gabled porches, each having pointed cusped arches to
the recessed doorways, with short freestanding jamb shafts: between these
porches a 5-lancet arcade, of which 3 panels are glazed, and above a 5-light
lancet window under a common pointed hood, flanked by 2 buttresses, the
right-hand having a turretted top (formerly with spirelet): the gable has a
triple-lancet recess under the coping, and is crowned by a stone cross finial.
The West facade has 6-bays: bay 1 has a plain pointed segmental arched doorway
up three steps; bays 2 to 5, separated by offset buttresses, are all gabled,
with pairs of cusped lancets at two levels, the smaller to the ground floor
level; bay 6 has a semi-circular projecting wing on octagonal base (of one
storey), with 5 small unhooded lancet windows below a string course and parapet,
which masks a conical slated roof. The interior has the usual two-level
arrangement, the chapel proper being on the first floor, its roof being
supported by ornamental cast iron columns. The gallery is reached by spiral
stairs. The Church was severly damaged by envy action during World War II and
sebsequently restored.

Listing NGR: ST5593116000

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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