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Independent Methodist Church Including Steps and Railings to Street, Barnoldswick

Description: Independent Methodist Church Including Steps and Railings to Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 186158

OS Grid Reference: SD8759146519
OS Grid Coordinates: 387591, 446519
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9147, -2.1904

Location: Walmsgate, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB18 5PX

Locality: Barnoldswick
Local Authority: Pendle Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB18 5PX

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Listing Text

(South side)

1317/3/26 Independent Methodist
Church including steps
And railings to street


Chapel. Dated 1892. Ornate facade. Gable front with pediment and urn. Symmetrical, 2 central doors with fanlights and segmental heads on pilasters. 4 Corinthian, partially fluted pilasters surmounted by frieze with fleuron decoration and 'Independent Methodist' in relief. Above this a dentilled Renaissance balustrade has urns and a panel containing the date. 2 ground floor windows with segmental heads. 5 arch-headed windows in upper storey, the centre 3 grouped over balustrade. All windows have margin glazing. Cast-iron railings with stone gate piers. Gates are modern. INTERIOR: Oval gallery supported on fluted timber columns with Corinthian capitals. Curved gallery beam with decorative plasterwork to beam soffit, and cantilevered brackets carrying gallery front decorated with blind arcading. Below gallery, to centre of chapel, a full set of fixed curved benches with scroll decoration to the bench ends. Vertical dado boarding with panelled top to side and end walls, and at both ends, half-glazed panelled doors with plasterwork segmental pediments above overflights. Reading desk with turned baluster dogleg stairs to each side, incorporating curved and moulded handrails, and elaborate finials. Lower section of desk is panelled, with segmentally-arched recess. Arcaded upper part with tall metal lampstands to corners. Gallery with full set of curved fixed benches. Organ case with flanking plaster pilasters and doorways to rear stairs. Double-doored vestibules at entrance end lead onto gallery stairs, the doors half-glazed with margin glazing. Coffered panelled ceiling with
with decorative plaster cornice and beam soffits. Ribbed plaster decoration to panels, some incorporating pendant finials.

Listing NGR: SD8759146519

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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