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Methodist Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gwinear-Gwithian, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2211 / 50°13'16"N

Longitude: -5.3851 / 5°23'6"W

OS Eastings: 158631

OS Northings: 41166

OS Grid: SW586411

Mapcode National: GBR FX23.447

Mapcode Global: VH12G.LPZV

Plus Code: 9C2P6JC7+FX

Entry Name: Methodist Chapel

Listing Date: 14 January 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159592

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70133

Location: Gwinear-Gwithian, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Gwinear-Gwithian

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Phillack

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Methodist Chapel


Nonconformist (Wesleyan chapel). Circa 1810.
MATERIALS: painted rubble and cob walls, the lifts of the cob clearly visible; wheat-reed thatched hipped roof.
PLAN: small rectangular aisle-less plan with gallery at the rear (west) end and doorway to the north wall.
EXTERIOR: single-storey elevations. North entrance front has late C19 horned sash with coloured margin panes set high up on the left and doorway with [ate C19 door. Similar windows near centre of opposite wall and to centre of east end.
INTERIOR: not inspected but former list description notes: "simple interior with plain plastered walls and canopied ceiling. C19 panelled gallery front with coved cornice rostrum with choir stalls at either side and 2 flights of steps, otherwise much renewed in the C20".
FITTINGS: replaced in 1959. Now the only original thatched Methodist chapel left in Cornwall, very much in the mould of nonconformist vernacular buildings of the Old Dissent such as the Quaker Meeting House at Come-to-Good, Kea. In a national context, this survives as a very rare and outstanding example in the vernacular tradition.
2826 Gwithian (Charles Thomas), 1964.

Listing NGR: SW5863141166

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