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Penryn Methodist Church, Schoolroom and Attached Forecourt Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Penryn, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1681 / 50°10'5"N

Longitude: -5.1042 / 5°6'15"W

OS Eastings: 178418

OS Northings: 34401

OS Grid: SW784344

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.GDDV

Mapcode Global: FRA 086K.TKW

Plus Code: 9C2P5V9W+78

Entry Name: Penryn Methodist Church, Schoolroom and Attached Forecourt Walls

Listing Date: 18 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365865

ID on this website: 101187668

Location: Penryn, Cornwall, TR10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penryn

Built-Up Area: Penryn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Gluvias

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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580-1/5/186 Penryn Methodist Church, Schoolroom
and attached forecourt walls


Nonconformist chapel. Datestone 1891 by J W Trounson, builder
Carkeek; stonework John Freemand & Co. Dressed granite front
with rockfaced ashlar plinth, some granite ashlar and
dressings; rock-faced granite brought to course and some red
granite, dressings including carved imposts, round arches and
moulded strings, otherwise granite rubble with granite
dressings and round brick arches except schoolroom with
granite lintels; dry slate and scantle slate roofs; cast-iron
ogee gutters; brick stack on left of schoolroom.
Rectangular aisle-less plan with galleries plus vestry at rear
and schoolroom at rear left. Italianate style.
2-storey elevations; 1:1:1-bay front end with central coped
gable flanked by moulded parapets fronting lean-to roofs.
Leaded glazed windows with coloured, probably memorial, glass;
paired windows with polished nook shafts and mullions except
for similarly detailed stepped 3-light central window over
pair of wide gabled doorways with moulded round arches
fronting loggia; jambs similar to window openings.
Inner doorways with pairs of 6-panel doors and similar return
doors to stairs, all with 2-pane fanlights. 5-bay side
elevations with original horned sashes with margin panes and
fanlight heads. Schoolroom has original doors and windows.
INTERIOR not inspected but likely to be complete: stained
glass by Messrs Fouracre & Co of Stonehouse; plaster ceiling
by Messrs Jackson & Son of London.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: granite rubble forecourt walls with
chamfered granite copings surmounted by twist wrought-iron
bars to otherwise plain railings. Central gateway with
square-on-plan granite gate-piers with moulded caps.
(Roddis R J: Penryn, The History of an Ancient Cornish
Borough: Penryn: 1964-: 154, 155).

Listing NGR: SW7841834401

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