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Methodist Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8083 / 51°48'29"N

Longitude: -1.6362 / 1°38'10"W

OS Eastings: 425180

OS Northings: 212242

OS Grid: SP251122

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.M4F

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.LTC5

Plus Code: 9C3WR957+8G

Entry Name: Methodist Church

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Last Amended: 1 March 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419756

Location: Burford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Burford

Built-Up Area: Burford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Burford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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AND SIGNET (East Side)
SP2512 (Enlargement) Methodist Church
7/71 (formerly listed as
12.9.55 Wesleyan Chapel)


Non-conformist chapel, formerly town mansion. c.1720-30 for a member of
the Jordan family, converted c.1849. Ashlar, slate roof with coped
verges. Local baroque style. 2 storeys and basement. Channelled
rusticated above basement, fluted and reeded pilasters dividing the front
into 5 bays, full entablature and balustraded parapet over. Glazing bar
sashes (1849 or C20) below struck voussoirs. 1st floor windows have
shaped aprons below, segment-headed basement windows with keys. Central
Gibbsian surround doorpiece with pulvinated frieze and pertinent; C20
panelled doors; transom light; 5 steps up to door, bridging over basement
door (bolection surround) which is approached by curved flights of steps
from the forecourt. To rear 7 close-spaced segment headed windows with
flat raised quoins; the south side has wide part-blocked segmental entry.
The rear doorway within the present stair lobby has pulvinated frieze and
keystone. The rear basement has 3 hollow chamfered mullion windows. The
interior was gutted for the Chapel in 1849. This was redesigned in 1949
has Thomas Rayson of Oxford with inspiration from St Stephen's Wallbrook -
4 Corinthian columns support a ciborium with chandelier. Up to 1849 large
vases capped the parapet and the railings to the front steps (bought for
Cornbury Park by Lord Churchill).

Listing NGR: SP2518012242

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