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Description: Longholme Methodist Church
Date Listed: 7 June 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 185724
OS Grid Reference: SD8120122770
OS Grid Coordinates: 381201, 422770
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7010, -2.2862
SD 82 SW RAWTENSTALL BACUP ROAD
14/146 Longholme Methodist Church
Wesleyan Methodist chapel, 1841-2, by James Simpson of Leeds (Pevsner).
Sandstone ashlar, low-pitched slate roof. Rectangular plan 5 x 6 bays. Two
storeys, symmetrical, Greek Revival: on 5 low steps a tetrastyle Ionic portico
with pediment, tall double doorways in 2nd and 5th bays, 3 windows at ground
floor, all these with architraves (shouldered at ground floor). Pilastered
corners and side walls, which have round-headed windows on both floors, the
upper with an impost band and archivolts. Interior: originally an oval
gallery carried round the whole with pulpit at ground floor and organ above at
the west end, but now altered, the ground floor ceiled to make a hall below
and church above; most of the original raked and curved gallery benches
remain. History: was originally centre of Rawtenstall Wesleyan Methodist
Listing NGR: SD8120122770
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Source: English Heritage
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