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Description: Hartpury Methodist Chapel
Date Listed: 18 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 125590
OS Grid Reference: SO8028424595
OS Grid Coordinates: 380284, 224595
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9195, -2.2881
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SO 82 SW HARTPURY OVER OLD ROAD
9/58 Hartpury Methodist Chapel
Former Wesleyan, now Methodist Chapel; 1887 (foundation stone);
English bond red brick, blue brick and stone dressings; tiled roof,
crested ridges. 4-bay, 2-storeys (lower is Sunday School). Gable
to road: splayed blue brick top to plinth: square set buttresses
to corners and to centre, with stone offsets. Two twin lancets,
stone sills, springers and keystones, rubbed brick arches: plain
blue brick bands at sill and springing level across gable.
Circular window above, 2 plain blue-brick bands and louvred lancet
above. Dentil verge, slightly returned at foot; weathervane at
apex. Right return, porch on left, up 6 stone steps, side
buttresses, blue-brick band at springing of 2-centred arch to
doorway, dentil verge to gable with terracotta finial. Double
boarded door inside. Blue-brick offset at chapel floor level,
buttresses between each bay, with twin lancets to chapel, blue
brick arches over. Dentil eaves, bottom course missing: chimney
on right gable. Below, 2 twin-lancets on right, with beyond
boarded door with plain fanlight under flat-pointed head.
Interior: boarded floor to chapel, vertical boarding to dado; red
brick above with yellow and blue brick dressings, paired to form
alternate voussoirs to windows: cogged course of bricks in side
walls above windows. Original stained pews; pulpit at right-hand
end, up steps on each side with trefoil heads to panelling. Raised
enclosure in front, timber rail with twisted iron supports with
leaf tops. Behind pulpit a large, pointed arch half fills wall,
infilled with cream, glazed tiles, with a text and some decoration.
Boarded roof, with exposed quasi-hammerbeam trusses, tie beam
completed with iron rod, supported by iron 'king-post' in centre.
Sunday school below, 3 bays at road end, row of cast-iron columns
down centre, lobby, kitchen and vestry other end. All glass
obscured or coloured. Unaltered example of late C19 non-comformist
chapel; prominent in landscape.
Listing NGR: SO8028424595
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Source: English Heritage
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