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Melksham United Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Melksham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3723 / 51°22'20"N

Longitude: -2.1378 / 2°8'16"W

OS Eastings: 390501

OS Northings: 163698

OS Grid: ST905636

Mapcode National: GBR 1S4.SDC

Mapcode Global: VH96Q.WRPW

Plus Code: 9C3V9VC6+WV

Entry Name: Melksham United Church

Listing Date: 13 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314319

ID on this website: 101364140

Location: Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Melksham

Built-Up Area: Melksham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Melksham

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Methodist Chapel, now United Reform Church. 1872, by Wilson,
Willcox and Wilson of Bath. Rock-faced, Welsh slate roof.
Imposing 2-storey, 3-window front. Blind portico has 4 giant
Corinthian columns on large pedestals with modillioned pediment and
cornice with oculus. Pair of 6-panelled doors with moulded
architraves, bay-leaft pulvinated friezes and segmental pediments
with decorated carved tympanums. To either side are pilasters with
Corinthian capitals. Three first floor windows are round-arched
sashes in shouldered architraves. Modillioned cornice with
balustraded parapet and stone urn finials to corners. Right and
left returns have four tall round-arched sashes in chamfered cases,
separated by pilasters.
Interior is plain with gallery over vestibule at west end only,
east end has plain preaching boxes and railed enclosure, in front
of round arch with hood mould and carved foliage terminals
containing organ. To rear is attached church room of no special
interest. Founded as The Methodist Chapel. (V.C.H., Wiltshire Vol
7 p. 168, 1953.) Unpublished material of J. Orbach.

Listing NGR: ST9050163698

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