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Sidwell Street Methodist Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7281 / 50°43'41"N

Longitude: -3.523 / 3°31'22"W

OS Eastings: 292605

OS Northings: 93155

OS Grid: SX926931

Mapcode National: GBR P1.8N2H

Mapcode Global: FRA 37H5.5B4

Entry Name: Sidwell Street Methodist Church

Listing Date: 31 October 1983

Last Amended: 19 April 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224385

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420445

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX4

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Town: Exeter

District Council Ward: Duryard & St James

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Exeter St Matthew, Newtown

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SIDWELL STREET
1.
1092 (North West Side)
St. Sidwell's Methodist Church
12/1A
II.

2.
Methodist Chapel. Architect F J Commin, Engineer for reinforced concrete
work Paul Cottancin. Brick and reinforced concrete, some copper roofing. Large
square chapel rising through octagonal lantern to circular cupola, all in a rich
Edwardian Baroque style with Art Nouveau details and glass. Tripartite street
elevation [in 2 storeys] with deep entry, lefts, under oriel and pediment;
central lightly recessed with segmental pediment: brickwork is in stretched
bond, walls possibly cavity work (see Howard article, below), all details, surrounds,
cills etc., appear to be in cast concrete. 0n return, right, a second entry
with deep segmental hood, and attached at rear a school room or Sunday School with
lofty frontispiece crowned with broken pediment. The interior retains all
original fittings, including screen and doors near street entry, but this
moved forward, also pews, organ and organ-case pulpit, and holy fable. Lantern,
in reinforced. concrete with 'Palladin' windows, has 8 heavy pendants, and balcony front
with decorative pierced front.
An unusually rich and complete chapel on the large scale, made particularly
interesting because of early use of reinforced concrete for structure and details.
(Margery Howard: Cottancin and an Exeter Church in concrete, Jan. 1977)


Listing NGR: SX9260593155

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