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Description: Methodist Central Hall
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 217015
OS Grid Reference: SP0739587311
OS Grid Coordinates: 407395, 287311
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4837, -1.8925
City Centre B2
Nos 196 to 224 (even)
and Methodist Central
Hall (formerly listed as
SP 0787 SW 30/6 21.1.70
Includes Nos 1, 3 and 5 (odd) Ryder Street. 1903-4, be E and J A Harper. Red
brick and terracotta. Three storeys; 5 bays to the left, 7 to the right,
of the tall slender tower. Ground floor with shops (nos 208, 214, 216 and
220 with their original shop fronts) and the deep arched entrance porch with
excellent figure carving over and within it. To the left, couplets of depressed
arched windows above tall canted bay windows; to the right, the main hall
on the 1st floor represented by large round-arched traceried windows above
small bow windows. Across the top a parapet and little polygonal turrets,
their capping differing between left and right. The tower rises square and
sheer almost to the top where its elaboration of detail matches that of the
lower facades. The return on Ryder Street is similar and has more original
shop fronts eg No 5 and especially No 3 on the corner.
Listing NGR: SP0741687337
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Source: English Heritage
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