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Methodist Church of St George and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2643 / 50°15'51"N

Longitude: -5.0583 / 5°3'29"W

OS Eastings: 182135

OS Northings: 44958

OS Grid: SW821449

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XDHR

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.F6T

Plus Code: 9C2P7W7R+PM

Entry Name: Methodist Church of St George and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 21 March 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377591

Location: Truro, Cornwall, TR1

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Truro

Built-Up Area: Truro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Truro St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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880-1/6/281 (North side)
21/03/89 Methodist Church of St George and
attached railings


Methodist Church. 1881. At the instigation of Joe Cockin.
Squared snecked grey walling with yellow stone dressings, back
gable and east wall rendered; Cornish slate roof.
Lofty main hall with undercroft using fall in site; at
entrance end lateral porticos with roof taken above eaves of
main hall; front gable flanked by turrets. Gothic Revival with
Free style influences. Front gable is 3 storeys. Lowest level
has flat buttresses articulating pattern of 1:2:2:1
plate-tracery transomed lancets in pointed outer and segmental
central arches set beneath row of deep-set 2:5:2 lancets under
lintel with stone consoles. Main central 4-light window with
Geometrical tracery, flanked by single lancets; drip course
carried out horizontally from springing of main arch to
turrets. In peak of gable 3 small louvred lancets. Left and
right are buttresses carried up as flat-capped turrets above
modelled gablets.
To each side a set-back portico with glazed doors pointed with
dog-tooth, below a row of 5 lancets; outer return gables each
have simple rose window over triple lancet. To right of right
portico a lower gabled unit, set back, with 3 openings to
shouldered heads under small triple lancet. Porticos
approached by flight of granite steps; steps also from street
to basement level.
Left side wall has 4 two-light plate-tracery windows above 3
two-light windows with glazing bars; outer end has rendered
gable with 2 two-light openings at two levels below a blind
3-light window with oculi in pointed arch; vent to gable;
rendered flank to south-east similar to opposite side but
windows blocked.
Adjacent gabled building not of special interest. Across front
is low wall with square piers, those to gates to steps with
cross-saddle cappings, and good decorative cast-iron gates and
railings in series of square panels containing embellished
INTERIOR not inspected, but understood to be furnished as
original. The building is one of the few remaining Methodist
chapels in Truro, and complements the Anglican Church of St
George (qv) on the opposite side of the road.

Listing NGR: SW8213544958

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