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Central Methodist Church, Blyth

Description: Central Methodist Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 August 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 235999

OS Grid Reference: NZ3146381553
OS Grid Coordinates: 431463, 581553
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1274, -1.5081

Location: Bridge Street, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 2AP

Locality: Blyth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE24 2AP

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Listing Text

NZ 3181 NW
(North side)
9/35 Central Methodist
Methodist Chapel, originally Wesleyan, dated 1868. Brick in mixed bonds, with
ashlar dressings; C20 grey tile roof. Rectangular plan, Classical style.
Street front 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical; 3-bay centre set forward with
dentilled pediment. Chamfered plinth, strings and angle pilasters. 3 steps up
to central panelled double doors under radial fanlight, in keyed arch. Round-
arched windows in flanking bays; cornice. First floor has blind Corinthian
arcade with engaged columns, enclosing round-arched windows, the central in
raised surround with pediment, keystone and bracketed sill. Name and date
tablets above flanking windows. Cruciform wheel window in pediment. End bays
recessed behind quadrant-plan corniced ground floor projections with small
arched windows. Large round-arched upper windows with panelled aprons under.
half-pediments. Right return 6 bays with bands; lower windows segment-headed,
upper round-arched with aprons. Rear elevation, above roof of adjacent hall,
has projecting centre with 3 small arched windows.

Plastered interior with panelled gallery on 4 sides, with curved angles;
gallery with deep bracketed overhang, rests on cast-iron columns; similar
columns with tall braces support rear of gallery. Arcaded gallery walls,
blank on north, with dentilled cornice. Central arcaded oak pulpit resting on
4 wood Corinthian columns; wrought iron and wood communion rail. Pews, some
retaining doors. Stepped and curved seating in gallery. At east end of
gallery 2 painted glass memorial windows with vine scrolls, leafy borders and

Attached Sunday School and classrooms of 1882 on north are not of special

Listing NGR: NZ3146381553

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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