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Description: Former Rakefoot Methodist Church
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185745
OS Grid Reference: SD8113825226
OS Grid Coordinates: 381138, 425226
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7231, -2.2873
SD 82 NW RAWTENSTALL BURNLEY ROAD
2/166 Former Rakefoot Methodist Church
Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1866-7, by Woodhouse of Bolton; now derelict.
Rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings, slate roof. Rectangular plan 3 x
8 bays. Gable to road. Two storeys, symmetrical; pedimented facade with
channelled pilasters, sill bands to both floors; ground floor has coupled
round.headed doorways with double panelled doors, architrave of 3 Tuscan
semi-columns in antis, and at each side a segmental-headed window with
architrave; 1st floor has 5 round-headed windows with archivolts, centre 3
coupled , and pediment contains a traceried lunette with rocaille
surround. Return walls have segmental-headed windows at ground floor,
round-headed at 1st floor with coloured margin panes and archivolts. Attached
at rear is 1st floor bridge linked to present Rakefoot Methodist Church, York
Street (q.v., included with that item). Interior: entirely surrounded by oval
gallery with panelled front and stepped floor, carried on slim iron columns
with moulded plaster Corinthian capitals; flat ceiling with deep beams and
square panels. All furnishings removed, parts of building now damaged
Listing NGR: SD8113825226
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Source: English Heritage
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