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Church of St Clement (Methodist)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mousehole, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0817 / 50°4'54"N

Longitude: -5.5397 / 5°32'22"W

OS Eastings: 146865

OS Northings: 26179

OS Grid: SW468261

Mapcode National: GBR DXPG.K9S

Mapcode Global: VH05P.X6QQ

Plus Code: 9C2P3FJ6+M4

Entry Name: Church of St Clement (Methodist)

Listing Date: 14 October 1991

Last Amended: 14 April 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351307

Location: Penzance, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penzance

Built-Up Area: Mousehole

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Paul

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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14.10.1991 Methodist Church

(Formerly listed as:
Mousehole Methodist


Nonconformist (Wesleyan) chapel. Founded 1784, enlarged 1814, internally remodelled 1844, refenestrated late C19 and early C20, exterior rendered probably 1905.
MATERIALS: rubble walls with unpainted render or stucco with moulded detail and rustication to ground floor; dry slate roof with widely spaced eaves modillions.
PLAN: ritual E end to south, with pulpit and organ loft linked to horseshoe-plan gallery, entrance front to N and entrance hall flanked by staircases. 2-storey elevations with semi-circular arched windows with coloured leaded glazing. Moulded plinth, mid-floor entablature, fluted pilasters to 1st-floor windows, moulded impost string and moulded archivolts. Symmetrical 3-bay entrance front has wide central doorway with leaded spoked fanlight over pair of panelled doors. 4-bay side elevations. Small porch in angle with organ loft to south elevation.
INTERIOR: complete and fine interior of c1834. Complete set of seating with grained box pews and horseshoe gallery carried on slender columns with stylised Ionic capitals, the panelled gallery front projecting on brackets to a dentilled cornice. Straight-flight stairs with fret-cut brackets and arched balustrade flank pulpit with bowed and panelled front flanked by rococo-style metal grills above fluted Doric columns to base. Paired and fluted Ionic columns support beams framing organ loft behind pulpit. Moulded cornice throughout and large ceiling roses with acanthus detail.
GLASS: fine late C19 and early C20 patterned stained glass including the figures of Wesley, Bunyan and Wycliffe.
MEMORIALS include World War 1 tablet by Snell and commemorative corner to the lost Penlee lifeboat and her crew. This chapel has an unusually fine and complete c1844 interior and fittings.

Listing NGR: SW4687126178

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