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United Reformed and Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridport, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7329 / 50°43'58"N

Longitude: -2.7558 / 2°45'20"W

OS Eastings: 346757

OS Northings: 92863

OS Grid: SY467928

Mapcode National: GBR PP.0CPH

Mapcode Global: FRA 5734.Q70

Plus Code: 9C2VP6MV+5M

Entry Name: United Reformed and Methodist Church

Listing Date: 19 September 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118967

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104543

Location: Bridport, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Bridport

Built-Up Area: Bridport

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bridport St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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SY 4692 1/262

(South Side)
United Reformed and
Methodist Church


1859. Architects Poulton and Woodman of Reading. Hammer dressed stone with
ashlar dressings. Pitched roof. Nave and 2 aisles. "W" front expresses this
by buttresses with setbacks crowned by octagonal spirelets with steep gablets
on each side. Coped gable end, crow-stepped at very top and crowned by tall
finial. Large 5-light grouped lancets, centre 3 lights grouped together under
1 arch and divided from remainder by colonnettes: reticulated tracery hood
mould. Pointed arch in gable end with Geometrical tracery. Porch to each
aisle with very steep roof, coped gable ends and finials, diagonally planked
double doors with ornamental iron hinges, in cusped pointed arches with hood
moulds. Star-shaped windows above each porch. Side elevations have 6 lancets
with shaped arches, separated by buttresses.
Interior. Open hammerbeam timber roof on foliate corbels. Galleries round
3 sides on twisted iron columns. Rib-vaulted apse approached through arch
on shafts with elaborate foliate capitals, corbelled out from wall; "O Worship
the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness" painted round extrados. Gabled and crocketed
organ in apse. Panelled pulpit. Early C17 polygonal pulpit with 2 tiers
of arcading, originally in the church at Charmouth. It was from this pulpit
that the Vicar of Charmouth (John Wesley's great-grandfather) was preaching
while the fugitive Charles II was waiting for the ship which failed to take
him into exile in 1651.

Nos 8 to 36 (even) form a group with the United Reformed and Methodist Church.

Listing NGR: SY4675792863

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