Description: Primative Methodist Church
Date Listed: 15 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303172
OS Grid Reference: NZ3539847579
OS Grid Coordinates: 435398, 547579
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8218, -1.4506
NZ34NE HETTON RAILWAY STREET
Primitive Methodist Church
Chapel, 1858 dated on plaque in central gable. Coursed squared sandstone
front with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings, other walls limestone rubble.
Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys and basement, 3 bays. Tripartite central windows,
those on first floor stepped, round-arched with keystones, the whole under
wide round relieving arch. Facing rendered flights of steps, with iron
handrails, to double doors with fanlights and keystones in outer bays. These
are set in raised ashlar panels whose cornices form projecting cills to
keyed, round-arched windows above. Sash windows mostly with margin lights;
some alteration to glazing in central windows. Blank stuccoed panels above
side windows. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL on central first floor band.
Sloping coped side parapets, defined by raised arched end blocks. Dropped,
shaped central gable with pediment-like top feature. Round-arched upper
windows on returns. Historical note: said to incorporate stone sleeper
blocks from George Stephenson's Hetton Colliery railway, and to have been
built by the miners of Hetton Colliery.
Listing NGR: NZ3539847579
Source: English Heritage
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