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Camborne Centenary Methodist Church with Forecourt Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2148 / 50°12'53"N

Longitude: -5.2927 / 5°17'33"W

OS Eastings: 165186

OS Northings: 40163

OS Grid: SW651401

Mapcode National: GBR FX93.QFR

Mapcode Global: VH12J.6VTQ

Entry Name: Camborne Centenary Methodist Church with Forecourt Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66656

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

Built-Up Area: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Camborne and Tuckinghill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 64 SE
(south side)
Camborne Centenary Methodist Church
with forecourt walls and railings
Methodist church, formerly known as Camborne Centenary Methodist
Chapel. Dated 1839 in pediment; altered, probably in late C19. Rendered,
the front and right-hand side scored, probably on rubble; slate roof.
Rectangular plan, gable to road, with porches flanking the facade. Two
storeys and 5 bays; the original facade, which was a simple composition
with 6 Doric giant pilasters, triglyph entablature, simple pediment
containing the name and the date, square-headed windows at ground floor
and round-headed windows above, and flanking single-storey porches with
pedimented doors, was altered to give a central emphasis: the 3-bay centre
breaks forward slightly, has a tetrastyle Roman Doric porch at ground floor
protecting an inserted central doorway, raised lettering "CENTENARY
WESLEYAN CHURCH" on the frieze, and a secondary segmental pediment
in the original one, containing the date "1839" in a roundel flanked by
foliated scrolls; the pilasters are now Corinthian, the ground floor has
channelled rustication (with joggled voussoirs to the doorway and windows),
the 1st floor windows have moulded architraves with keystones, and the
side porches now have segmental pediments; all the windows now have
round-headed lights and circular tracery. The 4-bay side walls have square-
headed windows at ground floor (only 3 on the right) and round-headed
above. (Attached Sunday School at rear not of special interest.) The
forecourt walls and railings appear to be original: the sidewalls are
rendered and have rounded coping, that on the left ramped, and the front
is enclosed by cast-iron railings and gates with fleur-de-lys heads and dog-
bars, mounted on a low granite ashlar plinth, with square piers which have
swept pyramidal caps. Interior: horse-shoe gallery carried on a beam
supported by cast-iron Tuscan columns with coupled brackets to the
projected front, which is panelled and has a clock in the centre of the end
(facing the pulpit); basket-arched apse filled at gallery level by large
organ; former "City Road" arrangement of communion rail behind pulpit
reversed by installation of rostrum with front altar surrounded by
communion rail. References: J.C.C.Probert The Architecture of Cornish
Methodism (1966), esp.p.8 and illustration facing p.13; Thomas Shaw
A History of Cornish Methodism (1967).

Listing NGR: SW6518640163

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