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Trinity Methodist Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newlyn, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1052 / 50°6'18"N

Longitude: -5.5508 / 5°33'3"W

OS Eastings: 146194

OS Northings: 28830

OS Grid: SW461288

Mapcode National: GBR DXPD.L5V

Mapcode Global: VH05H.QMV6

Plus Code: 9C2P4C4X+3M

Entry Name: Trinity Methodist Chapel

Listing Date: 14 April 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473904

Location: Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penzance

Built-Up Area: Newlyn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Newlyn

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Nonconformist (Wesleyan) chapel. 1834, enlarged 1866. Coursed killas with granite dressings at the front, painted rubble at the sides; dry Delabole slate hipped roof with projecting eaves. Large rectangular aisle-less plan with horsehoe-plan gallery. 2-storey elevations; symmetrical 3-window front end. Late C19 horned sashes within original openings, round-arched to 1st floor, the front windows over a sill string. 3 round-arched doorways to ground floor, the central doorway wider and within open distyle Doric porch with unfluted wooden columns and plain moulded entablature; spoked fanlight over panelled doors. The other doorways, giving access to the gallery, have more simple spoked fanlights over panelled and glazed doors.
INTERIOR: complete refitting of 1866, with some free pews' still flanking grained box pews and box pulpit-a very rare survival -incorporated into rostrum of 1880s; marbled cast iron columns to oval gallery, with stencilled decoration to panelled front, which has grained box pews, cornicing picked out in brown colours and stencilled frieze. Communion area (brought forward 1939) with turned balusters. Memorial windows of 1923-4.
One of the best and most complete early C19 chapels in Cornwall having escaped the usual alteration to the simple front elevation and containing important and rare fittings, including the box pulpit incorporated into the later rostrum, and much of the 1860s decorative scheme.

Listing NGR: SW4619428830

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