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Description: Tudhoe Methodist Church
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112253
OS Grid Reference: NZ2663435588
OS Grid Coordinates: 426634, 535588
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7146, -1.5881
NZ 23 NE SPENNYMOOR FRONT STREET
2/47 Tudhoe Methodist
Primitive Methodist chapel, now Methodist chapel, with rear schoolroom. 1870
by the miners of Tudhoe Colliery. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar
dressings, plinth and quoins; rear and part of left return rubble. Welsh
slate roof with stone gable copings. Italianate style. One storey, 3 bays.
Central gabled porch contains 4-panel door and plain fanlight in raised stone
surround, with dripmould on impost blocks of round head. Eroded flat-oval
panel above door. Gable coping, stepped at mid-slope, rests on small curved
kneelers. Flanking paired sash windows are in similar style. Right return
to lane has 2 round-headed windows, and round window in gable peak, with plain
stone surrounds. Wide roof has small ridge ventilator; ball finials on gable
copings, the left with mid-slope steps, on small curved kneelers. Rear one-
Interior: painted plaster with painted ashlar dressings and boarded dado;
boarded panelled ceiling with cast iron ventilators. Tiered panelled pews
with Gothic-style shaped ends; similar quadrant choir pews at west end flank
semicircular organ wall, with 3 two-centred arches, under flower-stopped
dripmoulds, framing groups of pipes and console. Panelled balustrade with
central pulpit projection; side steps have ramped moulded handrail, on tapered
fluted newels, continuous with balustrade; semicircular communion rail on
twist-and-scroll cast-iron balusters. Brass first World War memorial plaque
on south wall beside 6-panel door to Sunday School room.
Included for historic interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2663435588
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Source: English Heritage
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