Description: Methodist Church and Sunday School with Front Walls Steps Railings and Gates
Date Listed: 23 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324768
OS Grid Reference: SE0032564290
OS Grid Coordinates: 400325, 464290
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0745, -1.9965
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GRASSINGTON CHAPEL STREET
8/16 Methodist Church and
Sunday School with
front walls, steps,
railings and gates.
Church and Sunday School with attached front walls, railings and gate.
1811, refronted 1825, and later C19. Coursed squared gritstone, graduated
stone slate roof. Quoins to school, left. Church of 2 tall storeys, 3
bays, gable to street, the ground floor raised above street level. Single-
storey 2-bay school building to left, the main floor raised over half-
basement. Church: central double board doors in projecting round-arched
surround with keystone; blind fanlight. Flanking 6-pane windows with
margin lights in similar round-arched surrounds with blind fanlight. First
floor: 3 round-headed 6-pane windows in surrounds as ground floor;
projecting band at sill and eaves level. Shaped kneelers, gable coping.
School: 6-panel central door in plain stone surround with cornice, flanked
by tall 2-light flat-faced mullion windows with 8-pane sashes. The sub-
basement has a low board door and window to right and probably a blocked
opening to left of the central steps. Stone gutter brackets, tall ashlar
stack to ridge left, and a shorter stack to rear ridge, right, possibly
rising from the eaves line of the church. Both school and church doors are
reached by a flight of approximately 8 steps; the church forecourt has
flanking walls approximately 2 metres high, stepped down across the front
to 8 courses, approximately 1 1/2metres, with ridged coping stones and single
blocks flanking the gateway. The railings are wavy, with acorn finials to
the standards; the double gates have bars and dog-bars, single lock rails
and scrolled tops. School front wall is approximately 1 metre high, with
single block piers to the single leaf gate and stepped up on the left side
to meet building frontage. Bulbous standards to front railings; ornate
scrolled balusters support a handrail flanking the steps. Interior,
church: 5 probably original cast-iron pillars support the gallery which is
reached by stairs to left and right of the entrance lobby. 1825 and late
C19 furnishings and large organ at the east end. Interior, school: boarded
inner porch, large single room, small iron grate to fireplace against left
wall. I. Goldthorpe, One Hundred Things to see on a walk through
Grassington, 1988, (booklet).
Listing NGR: SE0032564290
Source: English Heritage
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