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Methodist Chapel and Youth Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton and Lynmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2139 / 51°12'50"N

Longitude: -3.839 / 3°50'20"W

OS Eastings: 271649

OS Northings: 147683

OS Grid: SS716476

Mapcode National: GBR L1.3TG9

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.DRT9

Plus Code: 9C3R6576+HC

Entry Name: Methodist Chapel and Youth Centre

Listing Date: 3 September 1973

Last Amended: 9 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282835

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376480

Location: Lynton and Lynmouth, North Devon, Devon, EX35

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Lynton and Lynmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Lynton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SS74NW A39, Barbrook
858-1/2/51 (South East side)
03/09/73 Methodist Chapel and Youth Centre
(Formerly Listed as:
Youth Centre)


Methodist chapel with schoolroom, and attached manse. Chapel
1870, house possibly later C19, hall (now dormitories) 1907.
The chapel is in slate-stone and granite rubble with a slate
roof; to its left the lower block is in squared and coursed
rubble with brick dressings and slate roof, and the link plus
the house, to the right, is in rubble with brick dressings and
slate roof.
PLAN: the chapel is raised on the schoolroom, and approached
by an external staircase; to its left is a hall set gable to
the street, with returned link to the left gable of the
chapel. The house has a lofty and narrow block set gable to
the street and raised on a terrace, with a lower link building
to the right gable of the chapel.
EXTERIOR: the chapel is in 3 bays, on 2 storeys, with 4
buttresses, rendered in the upper half, with 2 offsets, and 3
wide lancets with cast-iron small-scale diamond-paned glazing
to cusped heads; below are 2 plank doors with plain transom
lights and 3 plain casements; blocked window above entrance
door. Between floors is a chamfered offset, and the eaves has
a prominent projecting gutter. An inset stone records that it
was laid by Mr John Glidden, 5 July 1870. To the left is a
rubble gable above the deep swept-down roof over a recessed
door and 3-light casement. The brought forward gable end has a
large 4-light casement with transom to a segmental head. The
return wall is in rubble, and there is a cropped stack to the
left of the door.
The house has a principal front facing SW (to the right) in 2
storeys with part semi-basement, with 3 windows, large plain
sashes, with central door. The gable to the street has a
tripartite plain sash to the top floor, and a deeper one at
the first floor, above a central door with small flanking
sashes. Various brick bands and terracotta enrichments, and
the gable has a scalloped barge-board.
This is linked to the chapel by a lower unit, set back, in 3
storeys, rendered, with a 2-light casement above a door with
margin-pane glazing, the main entry to the chapel at the head
of the steps, and 2 other casements.
INTERIOR: house not inspected. The chapel is in 4 bays, ceiled
to a flat pitch, and with no visible tie or collar; in the 2nd
bay is a cast-iron vent. The plain plastered walls have a
matchboard dado. The pews seem to be original, and at the rear
each last pew is approached through a door from the lobby, and
the reading desk has stairs with a cast-iron double-S
balustrade to a swept mahogany handrail. 5 steps rise to a
small gabled inner pew, with a 6-panel door. The hall, divided
into 2 for small dormitories, has an arch-braced, boarded
roof, with a large window also to the rear gable.

Listing NGR: SS7164947683

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

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