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The Methodist Church and Hall Immediately East and Boundary Walls to West and North, Swanage

Description: The Methodist Church and Hall Immediately East and Boundary Walls to West and North

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 108219

OS Grid Reference: SZ0285878687
OS Grid Coordinates: 402858, 78687
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6079, -1.9610

Location: High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2LN

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 2LN

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Listing Text

5190 (south side)
The Methodist Church and Hall
immediately East and boundary
walls to West and North
SZ 0278 NE 5/93

Built 1886. Architects Bucknell and Jennings. An imposing building in Purbeck Stone,
with a slate roof, the main north front being in a Flamboyant Gothic style. This
front has a central entrance door with a flattened ogee arch, approached by a flight
of stone steps. Above this is a large "west " window with flowing tracery. Above
this again, in the gable, is a circular window. The gable parapet is finished with
crockets and pinnacles. East of the entrance is a square tower with octagonal upper
storeys and spire, rising from behind an ornamental parapet with pinnacles. The other
windows in the main north front are single or paired lights with elliptical heads and
hood moulds. Windows in the side elevation are plain lancets. The adjoining Hall and
Sunday School, built in 1907, is similar in style and materials to the Church. The
buildings are set back from the street in a forecourt, bounded by Purbeck Stone walls,
with stone gate piers and simple iron gates. An important building in the street.
Set in the boundary wall is a stone inscribed "Built 1807, enlarged 1842". This
presumably refers to an earlier Church on the site.

Listing NGR: SZ0285878687

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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