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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
Entry Name: Methodist Chapel
Listing Date: 14 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159592
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70133
Location: Gwinear-Gwithian, Cornwall, TR27
Civil Parish: Gwinear-Gwithian
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Phillack
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 54 SE GWINEAR-GWITHIAN GWITHIAN
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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