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The Methodist Church, Sherborne

Description: The Methodist Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 October 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 103918

OS Grid Reference: ST6380916617
OS Grid Coordinates: 363809, 116617
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9478, -2.5165

Location: 1 Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BD

Locality: Sherborne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 3BD

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Listing Text

(South West Side)
The Methodist Church
ST 6316 1/319
184l-2. Galleries and western end of Church added in 1862. Further extension
added in 1884. Hwn stone East front has gable to middle section with giant
buttresses to each side, window of 3 lancet lights, above it, a blind rose
window flanked by blind lancet panels. Porch with wide pointed arch and
gable. In recession to either side, lower lean-to additions have tall
windows with pointed heads, and blind arcading. Return walls (to galleries)
of rubble, 5 window bays. West extension of ashlar, semi-octagonal apse
with tall 2-light cinquefoil window with round quatrefoil with dripmould
over to each facet, buttress with offsets at-each angle. An external
stair against the external stair of the main body of the church descends
to the undercroft and also rises to an entrance in the north-easternmost
facet of the apse.
(See G H D Pitman "Exploring Sherborne", p 31).

Nos 54 and 56, Gate, lamp and overthrow between Nos 54 and 56, The Methodist
Church and Nos 58 to 82 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: ST6380916617

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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