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Wesley Church and Attached Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2073 / 52°12'26"N

Longitude: 0.1268 / 0°7'36"E

OS Eastings: 545425

OS Northings: 258694

OS Grid: TL454586

Mapcode National: GBR L79.NWF

Mapcode Global: VHHK3.4SX8

Entry Name: Wesley Church and Attached Library

Listing Date: 20 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47912

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Town: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Market

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity Cambridge

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

KING STREET
1.
942 (south side)
Wesley Church and
TL 4558 NE attached Library
4/716A
II GV
2.
Church. 1913 by Gordon and Gunton of Cambridge in the Perpendicular Revival Style.
Ashlar with slate roofs. Moulded coped gables with kneelers and Grass finials. Moulded
plinth. Nave with aisles and porches, transepts and chancel. North front has central
doorway within projecting gabled porch with diagonal buttresses. Eitherside are four
light mullion windows. Above,3, three light triangular headed windows in deeply moulded
surrounds with very unusual tracery. Above again a crenellated parapet. Flanking this
front are the sides of the porches, each with a pair of two light mullion windows and
a crenellated parapet. West front has a projecting gabled porch to the north with
an elaborate arch and a four light mullioned window above, plus fine octagonal corner
turrets. 4 shallow pointed arched windows to the west aisle, each with 5 pointed lights.
The clerestory has 5 pairs of two light panel tracery windows. The transepts have a
single large rose window each, with very elaborate and unusual tracery. The east side
is identical to the west. INTERIOR: Inside walls are faced with red brick, with
ashlar dressings. 3 bay nave plus wider single bay transept arch. All moulded shallow
pointed arches which die into the moulded piers and responds. Similar shallow pointed
chancel arch. Elaborate Perpendicular Style wooden roof. Fine stone pulpit, lecturn
and font. West gallery. Contemporary wooden pews,choir stalls, altar rail and altar.
Attached to south is a single storey grey brick library with 3 canted bay windows.


Listing NGR: TL4542558694

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