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The Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside

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Latitude: 53.4872 / 53°29'13"N

Longitude: -2.0926 / 2°5'33"W

OS Eastings: 393955

OS Northings: 398948

OS Grid: SJ939989

Mapcode National: GBR FXT3.RN

Mapcode Global: WHB9J.TLQZ

Entry Name: The Methodist Church

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 14 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212684

Location: Tameside, OL6

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Built-Up Area: Ashton-under-Lyne

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Ashton-under-Lyne The Good Shepherd

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SJ 99 NW, 4/35

(south side),

The Methodist Church

(formerly listed as The Methodist Church, Stamford
Street (at corner of Warrington



Church. 1832. Flemish bond brick with slate roof. 4-sided
gallery plan with 7 x 4 bays and a C20 extension to east.
Pedimented front has stone plinth with slightly advanced
central two bays. Tetrastyle Greek Doric porch. Sash windows
to either side have stone sills, flat brick arches and
marginal glazing bars. Four first-floor windows have
semi-circular heads, stone sills and sashes with marginal glazing
bars. Three windows within tympanum. Side elevations repeat
similar windows. Internally the hall has been split
horizontally by a suspended ceiling above gallery level. The
gallery has a panelled parapet and is supported on fluted
columns. Pedimented organ loft on gallery to (ritual) east.
Elaborate plaster frieze with shell motifs and decorative
detailing to ceiling. Box pews remain at lower level only.
1930s light pendants of particular quality. A stone
incorporated in the right of the church is a relic from the
first chapel occupied by the Methodist New Conexion in
Ashton in 1797.

Listing NGR: SJ9395598948

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