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Wesleyan Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3809 / 53°22'51"N

Longitude: -1.4747 / 1°28'28"W

OS Eastings: 435038

OS Northings: 387248

OS Grid: SK350872

Mapcode National: GBR 9GK.BT

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.B80Y

Plus Code: 9C5W9GJG+94

Entry Name: Wesleyan Methodist Church

Listing Date: 1 May 1952

Last Amended: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271075

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456194

Location: City, Sheffield, S1

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sheffield St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/24/149 (West side)
01/05/52 Wesleyan Methodist Church
(Formerly Listed as:
Methodist Church)


Wesleyan Methodist church, now disused. 1804, with addition
c1845. By W Jenkins. Brick with stone dressings and slate
EXTERIOR: plinth, impost bands, first floor band, modillion
eaves and pediment, coped gables. Windows are 8 pane sashes
set in round-headed recesses. 2 storeys; 5 x 6 windows.
West front has a projecting 3 bay centre with pediment
containing inscribed tablet, under a 5 bay gable containing a
roundel. Central Venetian window. Doorcase with engaged Tuscan
columns and open pediment, with 2-leaf panelled doors and
fanlight. On either side, 6 windows. On the ground floor, 5
windows and to east, round-headed doorway with fanlight. 2
storey rear addition, arranged as a cross-wing, has pedimented
gables, each with 2 recessed round-headed plain sashes on each
Rear has closed pediment and 6 similar flush windows arranged
1:4:1. Off-centre round-headed door with 2 windows to left and
a single window to right.
INTERIOR: rendered, with central wood panelled entrance hall
with glazed doors and bronze centenary memorial tablet in
marble surround. On either side, lobbies with L-plan wooden
stairs with stick balusters. The body of the church has at the
front a segment-headed recess with eared architrave, flanked
on either side by pilasters with Commandment boards. Beyond,
single doors and then round-headed recesses. Above, fluted
Ionic pilasters flanking the organ opening with bow fronted
organ case, 1902. On either side, a round-headed recess. At
the rear, a single door each side. Single-panel ceiling has
moulded edge and large central boss, and modillion cornice.
All-round gallery has rounded corners and round wooden posts
with octagonal feet. Fielded panelled front with dentilled
cornice and top rail.
FITTINGS include early C20 wooden pulpit, Baroque Revival
style, with paired Ionic columns and projecting centre. Curved
stair with cast-iron balustrade. U-plan cast-iron communion
rail with moulded wooden top. Classical style wooden lectern
and panelled communion table. Matchboard pews throughout, with
benches on the gallery. Memorials include a marble wall
tablet, 1830, with splayed corners, 2 portrait medallions and
bust. Ogee headed Gothic wall tablet with portrait medallion,
1837. Ten C19 marble tablets, mainly Classical. This building
is said to have an exceptionally large single span timber
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: The West
Riding: London: 1967-: 452).

Listing NGR: SK3503887248

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

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