Description: Methodist Church
Date Listed: 15 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 242637
OS Grid Reference: SK8171551556
OS Grid Coordinates: 481715, 351556
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0550, -0.7823
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SK 85 SW BALDERTON MAIN STREET (south side)
(Town Street on O.S. map)
3/2 Methodist Church
Methodist Church, c.1899-1907. Ashlar with tiled roofs and lead spire. To
the south is a red brick and slate parish room, not included. Ashlar coped gables
with kneelers, exposed rafters at the eaves, and an ashlar stack to the south west.
The church is buttressed and set on a plinth which decreases in depth towards
the brick wing. North west tower with porch and fleche, east porch, nave with
north and south aisles and north and south transepts, chancel, east vestry and
organ area. The squat tower, of 2 stages with string course at junction, has
on the ground floor west a 2-light window with cusping, lead panes and square
head. There is a similar window on the 2nd floor. The north doorway has a
recessed tudor arched door with iron fittings and depressed arch over. There
is a square headed 2-light window to the 3rd floor with cusping and lead panes.
The tower is embattled, with merlons wider than embrasures, and is topped with
a wood and leaded fleche, decorated with herring bone pattern, and weather vane.
The corners of the tower are stepped in twice, the inner is continued to the
parapet and rises slightly above the embattlements. The north nave has a
4-light flowing tracery window with hood mould. The north, angle buttressed, side
of the east porch has a 2-light mullioned window with lead panes. The east porch
doorway has a recesseo Tudor arched wooden double door with iron fitments and a
depressed arch over. There is a single lancet with lead panes to the south of
the doorway and a further reactangular light under the apex of the gable. The
east aisle wall has 2 square headed 3-light windows with lead panes and cusping.
The transept has a 3-light flowing tracery window with lead panes and hoodmould
with a small rectangular light above. The vestry has a single window with lead
panes and to the south, a 4-light window with lead panes. Under the apex is a
2-light window with lead panes. Between the diagonally buttressed transpet and
vestry is a recessed doorway. The wooden door has iron fitments, its top panel
being glass, and an arch over. The west of the chancel has two 2-light windows
each with quatrefoil, cusping, lead panes and hood mould,. In the re-entrant
angle between the chancel and west transept is a small projecting ashlar porch
with ashlar tiles, having door to the south and rectangular light to the west.
The west transept has to its south wall a 3-light square headed window with
cusping and lead panes. To the west is a 3-light window with flowing tracery,
lead panes and hood mould. There is a small rectangular light over. The west
aisle has 2 square headed 3-light windows with cusping. Interior: ashlar, with
dressed stone to arches, piers, etc. It has 3 bay arcades, the bay separating
the transepts from the nave is slightly wider. The east wall of the chancel has
an arch over the organ chamber. Leading into both porches are wooden ¼ glazed
doors with arches over. The church has original oak pews, pulpit, lectern, the
chancel having oak panelling to all 3 sides.
Listing NGR: SK8171551556
Source: English Heritage
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