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Latitude: 54.5579 / 54°33'28"N
Longitude: -1.2417 / 1°14'30"W
OS Eastings: 449137
OS Northings: 518332
OS Grid: NZ491183
Mapcode National: GBR MHRQ.ZX
Mapcode Global: WHD6Z.WPWR
Entry Name: Avenue Methodist Church
Listing Date: 28 July 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1139862
English Heritage Legacy ID: 59684
Location: Middlesbrough, TS5
Electoral Ward/Division: Park
Built-Up Area: Middlesbrough
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Linthorpe St Barnabas
Church of England Diocese: York
MIDDLESBROUGH THE AVENUE,
NZ 41 NE (4918)
3/6 Avenue Methodist
Wesleyan church and schools, 1906/08 by A. Forrester. Schools now used as
church hall. Smooth red brick with concrete dressings. Welsh slate roofs.
Disoriented, terms used are ritual. Short towers flank west end of nave
with transepts and short blank recessed chancel. Former school adjoins east
end. Edwardian Baroque style. West end fronts onto The Avenue. 2-stage
towers; each has quoin strips, window in architrave in lower stage and oval
window in keyed architrave in banded-rusticated upper stage. Casements with
glazing bars. Modillion cornice and shallow parapet. Open-pedimented nave
has applied giant Ionic Order with paired columns, enriched capitals and
pulvinated frieze, on deep banded-rusticated pedestals and dado. Paired
5-panel double doors, up 3 steps, under common wood dentil cornice and
fanlight, in keyed stop-chamfered surround under hoodmould. Round-headed
recess above, with fluted keystone, holds Venetian window in Ionic surround.
Panelled aprons, the middle with renewed applied bronze lettering. Enriched
escutcheon flanked by festoons in recessed tympanum. Pedestals have windows
in architraves. Towers have similar returns. 3-bay nave has 2 levels of
windows with leaded glazing. Square timber and lead lantern on ridge, with
louvred segment-headed openings in pilaster-and-open-pediment surrounds,
and domed roof with ball-and-spike finial. Transepts have 2 segment-headed
windows under wide round-headed window. School in 2 parts: 2-storey,
2-bay, and 1-storey, 5-bay, with similar treatment. INTERIOR:
quasi-Composite octagonal colonettes, on square posts', support gallery with
raked seating and enriched panelled front, around 3 sides. Tall
round-headed chancel recess has enriched quasi-Ionic surround.
Elliptical-headed transept arches with panelled intrados. Moulded ribbed
ceiling, above mock hammerbeams and arched braces. Moulded wallplates.
Boarded wainscoting to sill height. Slightly-raked nave seating with shaped
bench ends. Panelled doors, in moulded wood surrounds and wood architraves
under entablature with pulvinated frieze. Glazed screen to west lobby.
Recess holds organ, with enriched panelled case, set behind choir gallery,
with raked seating and panelled front, and canted panelled pulpit with
carved and moulded undersailing and brackets on fluted quasi-Ionic
pilasters. Flanking stairs have turned balusters, moulded handrails and
fluted newels. Moulded wood communion rails with fluted wood and twisted
iron balusters. Brass tablet in lobby records foundation and opening.
Schools included for group value.
Listing NGR: NZ4913718332
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