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Methodist Church and Attached Walls and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Chippenham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4608 / 51°27'38"N

Longitude: -2.1167 / 2°7'0"W

OS Eastings: 391989

OS Northings: 173537

OS Grid: ST919735

Mapcode National: GBR 1R5.CNP

Mapcode Global: VH96C.8KB1

Plus Code: 9C3VFV6M+88

Entry Name: Methodist Church and Attached Walls and Piers

Listing Date: 22 June 1978

Last Amended: 16 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267974

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462365

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Chippenham

Built-Up Area: Chippenham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Chippenham with Tytherton Lucas

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


930-1/6/151 (West side)
22/06/78 Methodist Church and attached walls
and piers
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Methodist Church)


Methodist church. c1909. Limestone ashlar; coursed rubblestone
basement with freestone quoins and architraves; slate roof.
Standard rectangular plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 storeys to the right and rear due to
sloping site; symmetrical 5-window range. A modillion cornice
and blocking course encircle the building. 2-light windows
with leaded lights. The outer ranges and front ranges of the
returns are stepped forward, forming corner towers between
which a dentilled pediment with a keyed oculus spans the
central 3 ranges. Semicircular-arched windows with moulded
archivolts and keystones to the 1st floor, those to the front
and towers have plain fanlights; tall ones to the corner
towers; 3 shorter ones to the centre are flanked by engaged
Ionic columns resting on a continuous projecting apron.
Similar openings below are taller and wider with double doors
to the right-hand opening and a modillion cornice over the
columns. Ground-floor windows of the towers and basement
windows have flat arches and moulded architraves.
4 windows to both returns are articulated by plain pilasters;
moulded archivolts frame the 1st-floor windows and extend down
to the sill of those of the ground floor which are
flat-arched; 1st-floor windows are tall with semicircular
arches to each light and a circular pane to the top. Toward
the rear is a semicircular arch to a door, a 2-storey lean-to
is to the rear.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the rubblestone basement extends at the
front to form a platform with steps to the left. It has an
ashlar wall and gabled piers to the corners.
HISTORY: the site was bought in 1900 and "cleared and
excavated by men of the church 1902-3" Intended to mark the
centenary of Methodism in Chippenham.
(Chamberlain, Joseph A: Chippenham: Chippenham: 1976-: 143).

Listing NGR: ST9198973537

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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