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Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel and Attached Walls, Gates and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in St Just, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1228 / 50°7'22"N

Longitude: -5.6832 / 5°40'59"W

OS Eastings: 136826

OS Northings: 31246

OS Grid: SW368312

Mapcode National: GBR DXBC.CKM

Mapcode Global: VH05F.F5VP

Plus Code: 9C2P48F8+4P

Entry Name: Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel and Attached Walls, Gates and Railings

Listing Date: 14 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386531

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473922

Location: St. Just, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Just

Built-Up Area: St Just

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Just-in-Penwith

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel and attached walls, gates and railings


Nonconformist (Wesleyan Reform Union) chapel. 1850-1860. Rubble with granite dressings, painted to front end; slate hipped roof with projecting eaves. Rectangular aisle-less plan with full gallery and with schoolroom under chapel. Single-storey elevations over basement schoolroom; symmetrical 2-window front. Very tall original round-arched hornless sashes with glazing bars and margin panes (similar windows, over smaller 16-pane sashes, to 3-bay side elevations). Wide central round-arched doorway with good spoked fanlight over panelled doors.
INTERIOR: has plain plastered walls and moulded ceiling cornice plus fine central rose with rococo style carving; original gallery which retains its original painted and panelled front and its original grained box pews. The other fittings are later C19 except that the rare original mahogany bow-fronted pulpit is incorporated into the ornate cast-iron rostrum; organ 1950, on site of choir seating.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: granite-coped forecourt walls surmounted by wrought-iron railings with plain shafts and turned cast-iron stanchions and finials. The wall is coursed granite at the front and rubble to the returns. Towards the right the wall is ramped to a gateway flanked by 2 square-on-plan granite monolithic gate-piers with ramped pyramidal caps and there is a very plain wrought-iron gate: wall extends along right-hand boundary wall to meet rear outbuilding, former cottage, with dressed segmental arches over 2/2-pane sashes, door to 1-window left-hand and central door to 2-window taller right-hand block; latter has bracketed chimneypiece to interior.
This chapel is now the only chapel of this denomination still in use remaining in Cornwall. It is notable as being externally complete and also retains some good original internal features including the gallery with box pews and the rare pulpit.

Listing NGR: SW3682631246

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