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Former Methodist Chapel to East of Martyrs' Cottages, Tolpuddle

Description: Former Methodist Chapel to East of Martyrs' Cottages

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 106409

OS Grid Reference: SY7951794410
OS Grid Coordinates: 379517, 94410
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7489, -2.2917

Location: 59 Main Road, Tolpuddle DT2 7ET

Locality: Tolpuddle
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7ET

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list

SY 7994 (north side)

15/200 Former Methodist Chapel,
to east of Martyrs'


Former Methodist Chapel, now store. 1818 (Local Methodist Society Records);
altered. Cob on plinth of brick with some flint; brick dressings; double Roman
tile roof. One storey with inserted loft; gable-end to road, 1 x 2 bays. Road-
side gable: former central doorway bricked-up and with later window; inserted
doorway above with board door; apex of gable weatherboarded; projecting ends of
purlins. Rear: bricked-up short pointed-arched window; gable apex weather-
boarded. Left return: at left end, bricked-up doorway with segmental header-
brick arch. Right return: inserted central stable door; on left a bricked-up
segmental header-brick-arched window. Interior: inserted brick and cobble cow-
house floor and loft; king-post roof trusses with through purlins supported at
trusses by long braces rising from walls and having short ties to feet of
principal rafters; roof underdrawn with lath and plaster (mostly collapsed). In
state of disrepair at time of inspection. Five of the six Tolpuddle Martyrs
were Methodists and it is presumed that they worshipped in this building.

Listing NGR: SY7951794410

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Source: English Heritage

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