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Description: Talbot Lane Methodist Church
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335701
OS Grid Reference: SK4285992620
OS Grid Coordinates: 442859, 392620
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4286, -1.3564
SK4292 ROTHERHAM SHIP HILL
9/66 Talbot Lane
Church. 1903 by Morley and Son of Bradford (Rotherham Advertiser). Thinly-
coursed sandstone, ashlar dressings and spire, graduated slate roof. Reversed
orientation with entrances in east gable having tower with spire to left and
apsidal stair projection to right; 4-bay nave with aisles and transepts, apsidal
chancel with additions to each side, meeting room beneath. Gothic Revival,
geometrical tracery. Tower: 3 stages. Angle buttresses with ashlar offsets and
gablets. Door in east side with hoodmould. 2 string courses beneath 2nd stage
which has 2 tall lancets. 3rd stage has blind panel of 4 cusped openings and
embattled band beneath tall, 2-light, window with leaded lights and 2 orders of
colonnettes in the jambs. Buttresses rise as attached octagonal turrets with
crocketed spirelets to flank crocketed gable above window. Octagonal, ashlar,
spire with 2 string courses below and above lucarnes, weathervane. Entrance gable
set back to right has angle buttress to right rising as octagonal pinnacle. Paired
doorways each in gabled projection flanked by pinnacled buttresses and with granite
colonnettes to pointed arches. Double doors with cusped-panel overlights, gables
with Tudor-flower ornament and finials. 2 string courses continue from tower
beneath 5-light window with 2 king mullions and hoodmould. Stepped 4-light window
to main gable has projecting sill with carved ends and shared hoodmould. Gable
copings with finial. Lower 2-storey apsidal projection to right has door with
hoodmould and string course with buttress rising from it between small 2-light
windows; ashlar parapet with ogee-headed panels. Side walls of nave have buttresses
between bays and string courses below and above paired aisle windows. 3-light
gallery windows with hoodmoulds. Transepts have two 2-light windows beneath
4-light gallery windows. Chancel: 4-light altar window flanked by angled single
lights. Tower to stair projection on north side.
Interior: well preserved. Gallery on 3 sides of nave continuous across transepts,
cast-iron columns. Coved ceiling to side galleries. Bow-string trusses to nave.
Pine pews and gallery balustrade. Art Nouveau electroliers to body of nave,
matching fittings to aisles and galleries. Oak font and pulpit. Oak chancel
fittings with traceried panelling to rear of choir stalls. Altar window by S. Evans
of Smethick (1903). Meeting room below chancel has 2 Art Nouveau fireplaces.
Replaces church destroyed by fire in 1901. Details of competition for the design
in Rotherham Advertiser, May 3rd, 1902, p5.
Listing NGR: SK4285992620
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