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Camborne Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2127 / 50°12'45"N

Longitude: -5.299 / 5°17'56"W

OS Eastings: 164728

OS Northings: 39956

OS Grid: SW647399

Mapcode National: GBR FX93.TSY

Mapcode Global: VH12J.3XH9

Entry Name: Camborne Methodist Church

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328117

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66570

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

Built-Up Area: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Camborne and Tuckinghill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 63 NW
(east side)
Camborne Methodist Church

Methodist church, formerly known as Camborne Wesley chapel. 1828,
altered in 1911. Granite ashlar facade, with sides and rear of uncoursed
killas rubble (south side rendered); slate roof. Rectangular plan on east-
west axis, gable to road. Classical style. Two storeys and 5 bays,
symmetrical, with a pediment over the 3 centre bays, and banded corner
pilasters. At ground floor the original porch has been extended to make a
continuous portico with a 3-bay arcaded centre formed by 2 pairs of fluted
Doric columns in antis (the original porch) protecting 3 round-headed
doorways with panelled double doors and semicircular fanlight tracery, and
enclosed gallery entrances with round-headed windows in the outer bays,
all under a plain frieze and moulded cornice; the 1st floor has 5 round-
headed windows, those in the 3-bay centre (which breaks forward slightly)
linked by an impost band; all the windows have early C20 joinery with a
hooped centre and margin panes; the facade is finished with a band, a
deep frieze with 3 raised panels in the centre and ramped ends, moulded
cornice and pediment. The windows of the 5-bay side walls are square-
headed at ground floor and round-headed above. Rear extension including
school, not of special interest. Interior: horse-shoe gallery supported on
iron columns with stiff-leaf capitals, with mahogany panelled front; fluted
Corinthian pilasters to basket-arched apse (formerly orchestra, now choir
gallery); former 'City Road' arrangement of communion rail behind pulpit
replaced by C20 rostrum with communion rail in front. References:
J.C.C.Probert The Architecture of Cornish Methodism (1966); Thomas Shaw
A History of Cornish Methodism (1967).

Listing NGR: SW6472839956

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