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Gweek Methodist Church Including Walls, Gate Piers and Gates at Road Front

A Grade II Listed Building in Gweek, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.0973 / 50°5'50"N

Longitude: -5.2098 / 5°12'35"W

OS Eastings: 170540

OS Northings: 26847

OS Grid: SW705268

Mapcode National: GBR Z4.ZW17

Mapcode Global: VH134.NT58

Entry Name: Gweek Methodist Church Including Walls, Gate Piers and Gates at Road Front

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142085

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66119

Location: Gweek, Cornwall, TR12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Gweek

Built-Up Area: Gweek

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Wendron

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 7026-7126 GWEEK GWEEK

10/138 Gweek Methodist Church including
- walls, gate-piers and gates at road
front

GV II


Methodist Chapel including walls, gate-piers and gates at road front. Dated 1887.
Stucco. Scantle slate roof with coped gable end at the entrance front. Clay ridge
tiles, some with finials.
Plan: Rectangular aisle-less chapel over schoolroom basement with choir over vestry
projection at the rear. Classical style features.
Exterior: 2 storeys (chapel over basement schoolroom). Symmetrical 3 window west
gable front with round-headed openings to first floor and 3 square-headed windows to
ground floor (basement). Plinth and mid-floor band. Original windows with marginal
panes. Larger central window has 2 round-headed lights with foiled tracery. Lower
windows have overlights. Name plaque to centre of gable. Side walls have 3 windows
to each floor, similar to front windows except that upper windows have segmental
heads, 3-light rear (east) window has intersecting glazing.
Interior: Complete interior with all of its original features including: segmental
barrel ceiling with moulded plaster ribs and ornate central rose moulded round; choir
(ritual chancel) arch ; canted rostrum with turned baluster stairs ; communion rail
on ornate cast-iron stanchions ; pitch-pine pews with shaped ends (sloping gallery at
west end) ; choir stalls and basement stair with stick balusters.
Parallel to the front of the chapel is a low wall with dressed granite copings and
ramps to changes of level for slope down to right. Square-on-plan, granite monlithic
piers flank a wide gateway on the right and rise above the 3 bays of the low walls.
Iron railings and gates with scrolled detail.


Listing NGR: SW7054026847

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