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Wesley Chapel Including Walls, Gate Piers, Gates and Railings at Road Frontage

A Grade II Listed Building in Stithians, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1902 / 50°11'24"N

Longitude: -5.1885 / 5°11'18"W

OS Eastings: 172501

OS Northings: 37110

OS Grid: SW725371

Mapcode National: GBR Z6.4267

Mapcode Global: FRA 080J.BFG

Plus Code: 9C2P5RR6+3H

Entry Name: Wesley Chapel Including Walls, Gate Piers, Gates and Railings at Road Frontage

Listing Date: 10 July 1957

Last Amended: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328437

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66238

Location: Stithians, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Stithians

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Stithians

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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2/252 Wesley Chapel including walls
gate-picas, gates and railings at
10.7.57 road frontage
(formerly listed as Weleyan Chapel)


Wesleyan chapel and adjoining schoolroom. Datestone 1814. Stuccoed elevations. Dry
Delabole slate roof with pedimented gable at entrance front.
Plan: Overall L-shaped plan including later schoolroom. Chapel is a rectangular
aisle-less plan with gallery on 4 sides. The entrance and stair hall is at the east
end and the rostrum is at the west (ritual east) end. Large schoolroom adjoins the
west end and this has a heated wing at right angles to its right-hand (north) side.
Exterior: 2 storey elevations. Symmetrical 4-window east entrance front with 2 wide
elliptically arched doorways towards left and right. Each doorway has its original 3
flush-beaded panelled doors and elliptical fanlight. In front of the doorways is a
tetrastyle prostyle Tuscan porch with moulded entablature. The square column-like
corners of the front are broken forward; first floor windows (probably circa 1900)
have arched lights and coloured glass to the spandrels. There are moulded hoods on
consoles over the windows and the pediment and flanking 'columns' have moulded
cornices. The side walls have their original 16-pane hornless sashes (4 windows to
each side on 2 floors).
Schoolroom has a 3 window front (left-hand wall) facing the road and its opposite
wall is a symmetrical 2 window gable-ended front with central doorway and 2 round-
headed windows with coloured glass.
Interior: has all its circa 1860s fittings and features. There is a cantilevered
gallery carried on paired brackets over Tuscan columns. Box pews, bow-fronted
Sources: An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels by Christopher Stell, RCHM.

Listing NGR: SW7250137110

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