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The Methodist Church, Yeovil

Description: The Methodist Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 March 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 261456

OS Grid Reference: ST5593116000
OS Grid Coordinates: 355931, 116000
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9418, -2.6286

Locality: Yeovil
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA20 1EU

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Listing Text


5/117 The Methodist Church


- II

Church (Methodist). Dated 1869 on foundation stone: designed by A. Lender of
Barnstable. Ham stone ashlar with Welsh slated roof having ornamental clay
ridges. Non-Conformist version of C13 Gothic. The main (South) facade in the
form of a wide gable with 2-gabled porches, each having pointed cusped arches to
the recessed doorways, with short freestanding jamb shafts: between these
porches a 5-lancet arcade, of which 3 panels are glazed, and above a 5-light
lancet window under a common pointed hood, flanked by 2 buttresses, the
right-hand having a turretted top (formerly with spirelet): the gable has a
triple-lancet recess under the coping, and is crowned by a stone cross finial.
The West facade has 6-bays: bay 1 has a plain pointed segmental arched doorway
up three steps; bays 2 to 5, separated by offset buttresses, are all gabled,
with pairs of cusped lancets at two levels, the smaller to the ground floor
level; bay 6 has a semi-circular projecting wing on octagonal base (of one
storey), with 5 small unhooded lancet windows below a string course and parapet,
which masks a conical slated roof. The interior has the usual two-level
arrangement, the chapel proper being on the first floor, its roof being
supported by ornamental cast iron columns. The gallery is reached by spiral
stairs. The Church was severly damaged by envy action during World War II and
sebsequently restored.

Listing NGR: ST5593116000

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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