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Townshend Methodist Church and Associated Walls, Gate Piers and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Crowan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1474 / 50°8'50"N

Longitude: -5.3719 / 5°22'18"W

OS Eastings: 159196

OS Northings: 32931

OS Grid: SW591329

Mapcode National: GBR FX39.B4D

Mapcode Global: VH12V.TKYB

Entry Name: Townshend Methodist Church and Associated Walls, Gate Piers and Gates

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142190

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65880

Location: Crowan, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Crowan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Crowan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


3/176 Townshend Methodist Church and
- associated walls, gate piers and

Methodist chapel and associated walls, gate piers and gates. 1871. Painted rubble
walls with dressed granite quoins, jambstones, sills and lintels. Some slate sills
and brick arches. Dry Delabole slate roof with gable ends, the front gable in the
form of a pediment.
Plan : square aisle-less plan with gallery to 3 sides, extended at the rear (east)
circa late C19, to accommodate organ and vestry.
2 storey elevations. West entrance front has central round-headed doorway, 2 first
floor (gallery) round-headed windows and the gable in the form of a pediment with
brick dentils to the cornice. In the middle of the pediment is a round-headed date
plaque with dentils under the hoodmould. Pair of doors and the side elevations each
have 2 windows to each floor, the ground floor windows are flat-headed and the first
floor windows are round-headed. All original horned sashes with glazing bars, the
first floor windows have fanlight heads. War memorial in front, right.
Interior : contemporary round-ended gallery and rostrum with shaped brackets under,
all carried on Doric columns. Original box pews. In front of the chapel are low
coped walls with splat balustrades. Entrances to middle and left, both with granite
monolithic square-on-plan piers. Wrought-iron gates : the middle gate has shaped top
rail and scrolled and acanthus detail; the gate left, is braced and has spiked bars
and adjoining the rear left of the chapel is a similar gate with granite piers.
Sources : Christopher Stell,RCHM, Inventory of non-conformist chapels to be.
published by HMSO.

Listing NGR: SW5919632931

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 August 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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