Description: Southwell Methodist Church
Date Listed: 18 February 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 242440
OS Grid Reference: SK7001953936
OS Grid Coordinates: 470019, 353936
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0781, -0.9562
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1919-0/11/134 (North West side)
18/02/92 Southwell Methodist Church
Methodist church. Dated 1839 on datestone on south gable.
Brick with stone dressings, the front partly stuccoed, with
slate roof. Single gable stack. 2 storeys plus basement, 3x4
bays. Front has 3 glazing bar sashes with rubbed brick heads
and a heavily moulded pediment containing a shaped datestone
inscribed "Wesley Chapel". Loggia with central Tuscan columns
spanned by a curved lamp bracket, and on either side an
opening with elaborate cast iron railing on a dwarf wall.
Beyond again, single blank panels with pilasters. Under the
loggia, a central panelled 2-leaf door with fanlight, flanked
by single basement lights and above them, single glazing bar
sashes. Each side has 3 margin light sashes and above them, 4
similar sashes, all with rubbed brick heads. On the west side
at basement level, 3 plain sashes and to their right, an
elliptical-arched carriage opening with double doors. On the
east side, to left, a segment-headed opening with an iron
gate. North gable has a central 2-storey gabled projection
flanked on either side by lower lean-to additions. In the
central gable a tablet inscribed "Wesley Chapel". Interior has
a coved horseshoe-shaped gallery with Adam-style ornament and
plain coping. Iron columns with acanthus-leaf capitals. East
end has moulded proscenium arch with plain piers. Plain
ceiling with moulded cornice and foliate central boss. Organ
chamber at east end has a boarded wagon roof. Gallery has
original pews. Other fittings c1870 include elliptical dais
with wrought iron railing, and canted matchboard pulpit with
flanking stairs and wrought iron balusters. Panelled dado and
benches with shaped ends.
Listing NGR: SK7001953936
Source: English Heritage
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