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Methodist Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5851 / 52°35'6"N

Longitude: -2.1321 / 2°7'55"W

OS Eastings: 391146

OS Northings: 298594

OS Grid: SO911985

Mapcode National: GBR 1CK.FP

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.69Z1

Entry Name: Methodist Church

Listing Date: 3 February 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378398

Location: Wolverhampton, WV1

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Central Wolverhampton

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

The following building was upgraded 18 March 2005:

03-FEB-77 (East side)



895-1/11/216 (East side)
03/02/77 Methodist Church


Methodist church. 1900-1, with late C19 tower to rear. By
Arthur Marshall. Brick with ashlar ground floor and dressings;
slate roof. Baroque style. 2 storeys; 3 bays. Ground floor has
channelled rustication; top entablature with central pediment
and flanking cupolas. Ground floor has square windows with
triple keystones and small-paned casements; 1st floor has
central Venetian window with rusticated Ionic half-columns and
rusticated archivolt and large keystone with cartouche,
balustraded apron, and similar windows to end bays with
small-paned glazing and open-segmented pediments. Paired
round-headed entrances have Ionic trumeau, deep bracketed
cornice and panelled reveals, with central dedication stone.
Cupolas on square bases have hollow-chamfered angles and
channelled rustication, 2-light openings with lunettes with
keys and broken segmental pediments above entablatures, copper
domical vaults with finials. Left return to School Street is
similar, 6 bays, the 2nd bay wider and breaking forward under
pediment, as does 6th bay. Rock-faced basement with blocked
windows; ground floor windows with triple keystones, 4 narrow
lights to 2nd bay; 2nd bay of 1st floor has Venetian window;
top balustraded parapet. Copper dome toward east end has round
drum with channelled rustication; 4 round-headed windows in
rusticated aedicules between 6-bay glazed colonnades, all with
decorative glazing. Tower to end has chanelled rustication to
ground floor; apron panelling, sill course and cornice to 1st
floor, 2 round panels above and pediment; short pyramidal roof
with wrought-iron cresting; paired panelled pilasters; 2
segmental-headed windows to 1st floor; entrance with panelled
pilasters and bracketed pediment; similar return. Right return
INTERIOR has 3-bay tunnel vault with groin vaulted aisles;
semi-circular balcony on Tuscan columns has entablature and
balustrade; Ionic columns to vault; dome on piers with flat
Ionic pilasters and mosaic pendentives, rich plasterwork and
glazed panels; gallery taken across tunnel-vaulted transepts,
apse with organ behind large pulpit and semi-circular rail; 4
hexagonal chandeliers and stained glass window. Foundation
stone from former church with brass plate of 1824 in vestry.
The parish room dating from the additions of the 1870s has Corinthian pilasters and pedimental surrounds to the windows and wall panels.

(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.316).

Listing NGR: SO9114698594

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