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Beaconthorpe Methodist Church, Cleethorpes

Description: Beaconthorpe Methodist Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 September 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 164451

OS Grid Reference: TA3001909232
OS Grid Coordinates: 530019, 409232
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5636, -0.0384

Location: Tennyson Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 7LH

Locality: Cleethorpes
County: North East Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN35 7LH

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Listing Text

(east side)

5/10 Beaconthorpe
17/9/80 Methodist Church


Methodist church. 1913-14. Red brick in Flemish bond with sandstone
ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof and spire. Arts and Crafts Gothic
style. Aligned with ritual east end to north. 5-bay nave incorporating
2 gabled transeptal bays to north, square-section tower to south-west
corner with west door, single-storey entrance porch to south end,
single-bay organ chamber to north with adjoining single-storey section
to north end containing ministers' vestry to north-west, choir vestry to
north-east, and stores/boiler-house between. Ashlar-capped chamfered
plinth, full-height raked diagonal buttresses to angles and between
bays; nave has ashlar frieze above plinth with incised panels, sill
stringcourse with flush ashlar band above. Nave east and west sides:
3-bay southern section has segmental-arched 3-light windows with
cinquefoiled lights; 2-bay projecting transeptal sections have pointed
3-light traceried windows with hoodmoulds, twin coped gables. Single
square-headed 3-light traceried window to north organ chamber. South
end: projecting ground-floor porch has flight of 4 steps with iron
railings, buttresses flanking a pair of doorways with moulded ashlar
segmental arches, chamfered jambs and a continuous hoodmould, double
board doors with strap hinges, single square-headed windows to each side
with ashlar sills and lintels; coped parapet ramped up to pointed hoods
above both doors, and with ramped gablets above buttresses. Tripartite
south end of nave has large central 4-centred arched 5-light traceried
window with hoodmould continued as stringcourse, ashlar stringcourse and
triple stepped slits above; buttresses flanking right bay with lancet
with hoodmould; coped gable with embattled steps above buttresses and a
central carved finial. Slightly tapered tower of 3 stages adjoins to
left: full-height raked diagonal buttresses; 4 steps to west entrance
with chamfered segmental ashlar arch, stepped hoodmould, double board
doors with strap hinges. Single recessed slits to second stage.
Stepped-in upper stage with twin lancet belfry windows with ashlar sills
and heads with hoodmoulds, brick modillioned and moulded ashlar cornice,
coped embattled parapet ramped up to centre of each side in a pagoda
line, buttresses rising to pinnacles with square bases bearing incised
trefoiled panels and surmounted by corniced caps with carved finials.
Octagonal needle spire with finial. Ministers' vestry has canted west
end with sash windows, ashlar lintels and sills, hipped roof. Exposed
rafter ends, crested ridge tiles throughout. Truncated lead-covered
octagonal louvre to nave. All windows with Arts and Crafts style
Perpendicular tracery. Interior. Nave has 5-bay single hammer-beam
roof with arch braces and iron tie-rods, the truss to the transeptal
sections carried on a pair of tall cast-iron columns. 4-centred arch of
2 orders to organ chamber, the inner moulded order on moulded corbels.
Original panelled pine pulpit with openwork quatrefoil panels. Pews
arranged in curved rows. Panelled dado with moulded dado rail. Arts
and Crafts stained glass, especially ornate to south window. Panelled
doors with stained glass to lobby. Inscribed marble tablet at foot of
tower records laying of foundation stones on 21st May 1913.

Listing NGR: TA3001909232

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Source: English Heritage

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