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Trinity Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7868 / 50°47'12"N

Longitude: -1.0721 / 1°4'19"W

OS Eastings: 465502

OS Northings: 98986

OS Grid: SZ655989

Mapcode National: GBR VV1.9V

Mapcode Global: FRA 87N0.D4P

Plus Code: 9C2WQWPH+P4

Entry Name: Trinity Methodist Church

Listing Date: 16 April 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474222

Location: Central Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Central Southsea

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portsea Holy Spirit Southsea

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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SZ6598 ALBERT ROAD, Southsea
774-1/16/309 (North side)
16/04/96 Trinity Methodist Church


Church. 1901. By RJ Winnicott. Red and grey/red bricks in
English bond, stone dressings. Composite slate hipped roofs.
PLAN: 6-bay church with 2 south porches. The south face has
campanile at west end and short tower at east. North wing
comprising hall and school rooms.
EXTERIOR: south face: to left (west) the 3-stage campanile has
at first stage two 6-panelled doors separated by stone mullion
and set under flat stone lintel, imposts and pediment, banded
stone cornice. Second stage has 2 tall recessed brick panels
at each side of tower with small round-arched stone arcade set
within each panel with short squat columns. Stone cornice.
Third stage has on each side a recessed arcade of 4
round-arched openings with columns. Stone bracketed cornice,
stone coped brick parapet, lead covered dome crowned by small
round domed turret and weathervane.
To right the projecting centre has a 5-light stone mullioned
window with sashes and leaded lights. Central sash is taller
and wider and has curved stone pediment, flat stone lintel. To
left and right within recessed face is a sash with leaded
lights set under cambered brick arch. Stone band cornice.
Upper tier has at centre a giant order with paired stone
Corinthian columns, entablature and pediment with brick
tympanum. Large Venetian type 3-light casement window with
leaded lights set under round stone arch, keystone, banded
imposts and apron with stone balusters. To left and right are
2 sashes each with leaded lights set under cambered brick
arch. At far right (east) is a short projecting tower with 2
similar entrance doors as far left. Campanile, stone cornice.
2 sash windows with leaded lights, each set under a cambered
brick arch. Centre and flanking brick pilasters each with
stone cap and base. Stone cornice, coped parapet and pyramidal
roof with iron fretted pinnacle.
West face: at centre of church is a projecting porch, stone
entrance opening with flat arch, flanking Doric pilasters,
entablature and pediment. At rear of porch is a 2-leaf door,
each leaf with 6 raised and moulded panels, centre panels
glazed. To left and right returns are 2 narrow sashes with
leaded lights each set under flat stone arch. To right of
porch are 4 paired sashes with leaded lights, each set under a
cambered brick arch, brick band dripstone curved over each

window. Second tier with five 8-paned casements, each set
under a round stone arch. Projecting bracketed eaves. To left
of church is a projecting square bay with 2-leaf boarded door
and overlight, stone pediment. Window over similar to church,
stone cornice and pyramidal roof. Further left is the attached
Hall and classrooms with projecting front. 4 paired sashes
each with 4 panes, leaded lights, stone sill, set under
cambered brick arch and dripstone. First floor has 4
round-headed windows similar to church. East face similar to
west but with at far right a projecting external staircase
access to first floor of Hall wing, flanking corrugated-iron
side panels to stairs. Ground and first floor of hall have 2
8-paned casements, each set under a cambered brick arch with
similar paired casement at centre.
North face: hall wing has 2 ground floor and 5 first floor
6-pane transomed casements each set under cambered brick arch.
Small lean-to structure to right and boarded door set under
brick cambered arch.
INTERIOR: arcade on each side with 5 slim full height fluted
cast-iron Doric columns each set off high octagonal base.
Balcony on 3 sides (south, east and west) has carved wood
panelled fronts with columns and rounded arches, moulded cap.
Each 6 panels have flanking timber pilasters. Sloping balcony
ceiling; flat plastered ceiling over balcony with curved
ceiling at centre between east and west arcades and curved
beams supported on columns. Balcony access stairs at south
end. At north end is the organ recess with fronting carved
wood pulpit with projecting rounded front and access stairs at
each side. Organ recess has round arch with pilasters.
Original pews. Leaded light windows with stained glass.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 132; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth:
1967-: 445; Offord J: Churches, Chapels and Places of Worship
on Portsea Island: Southsea: 1989-: 93, 94).

Listing NGR: SZ6520898988

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