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Allendale Library, Allendale

Description: Allendale Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240184

OS Grid Reference: NY8387055889
OS Grid Coordinates: 383870, 555889
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8975, -2.2530

Location: B6303, Allendale, Northumberland NE47 9PP

Locality: Allendale
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE47 9PP

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

Allendale Town

24/64 House adjoining north
end of Allendale

The item and the description shall be amended to read:

Meeting Room adjoining
north end of
Allendale Library

Chapel, later Sunday School, now meeting room. Early C19, probably first
quarter. Squared rubble with dressed door surrounds and window heads.
Concrete tile roof. Single cell structure but street front gives appearance
of two storeys, three bays. Ground floor has a pair of boarded doors flanked
by 16 pane sashes, three 16 pane sashes above. Rear wall shows 16 pane sash
to light the gallery on the left, and a larger one to right lighting the well
of the chapel. Gable wall with projecting stones left for bonding into an
built extension. Interior: severely plain room without features. Gallery
removed, roof structure hidden by modern suspended celing. History: This was
the Primitive Methodist Chapel in use previous to the construction of the
larger one adjoining it in 1878. This was an important area for Methodism in
the C19 with its many adherents from the local lead mines. The two chapels
form a visual and historic group.


NY 8355 Allendale Town

24/64 Allendale Library


Chapel, now Library, dated 1878 over porch. Squared stone, raised ashlar
quoins and dressings, moulded corbels to eaves, fishscale slate roof, coped
gables with kneelers and finials. 1 storey, 5 bays. Right bay has gabled
porch projection with boarded door and fanlight with intersecting glazing
bars under chamfered pointed arch, paired pointed windows with inscribed
panel 'PRIMITIVE METHODIST' and date, above.
To left 4 pointed windows with intersecting glazing bars in chamfered surrounds
with hoodmoulds. Left return has two triplets of lancets under linked hoodmoulds
and small pointed window in gable.

Listing NGR: NY8387055889

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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