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Salvation Army Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Stroud, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7447 / 51°44'41"N

Longitude: -2.2122 / 2°12'43"W

OS Eastings: 385448

OS Northings: 205137

OS Grid: SO854051

Mapcode National: GBR 1MK.KJC

Mapcode Global: VH94Y.LDWT

Plus Code: 9C3VPQVQ+V4

Entry Name: Salvation Army Chapel

Listing Date: 17 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268473

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461786

Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Stroud

Built-Up Area: Stroud

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Stroud St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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822/5/10015 Salvation Army Chapel


Methodist chapel, now used by Salvation Army. 1763, extended 1796; restored 1980s. Coursed and squared stone with hipped slate roof. The regular octagon plan of 1763 was extended in 1796 by doubling the length of the sides and rebuilding the NW end. 2-storey external elevations with 1980s glazing bar sashes and bracketed timber hood over double doors with overlight; the NW end has full-height blocked semi-circular arched windows set over late C20 windows. Interior has early C19 gallery with panelled front set on cast-iron columns; roof rebuilt after fire damage in 1929. This is the oldest surviving example of an octagonal plan Methodist chapel. Octagons, which were favoured as a plan form by John Wesley , represented the most extreme manifestation of the importance of the sermon and the centrality of the word in the Methodist tradition: Wesley himself preached here in 1765, the extension of 1796 not only retains the octagon in elongated form but also represents an early surviving example of an extension dating from a major period of Methodist expansion.

Listing NGR: SO8544805137

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