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Christ Church Methodist Church, Long Eaton

Description: Christ Church Methodist Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 May 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 82207

OS Grid Reference: SK4839734089
OS Grid Coordinates: 448397, 334089
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9021, -1.2819

Location: 1 College Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire NG10 4ER

Locality: Long Eaton
Local Authority: Erewash Borough Council
County: Derbyshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG10 4ER

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Listing Text

SK 43 SE
4/20 (North Side)
Christ Church
Methodist Church
(formerly listed as
'Wesley Methodist

Methodist church. 1903-4 by Brewell and Bailey, altered
internally c1980. Art Nouveau Gothic style. Tooled ashlar with
moulded plinth to tower and plain plinth elsewhere. Graduated
slate roof with overhanging eaves and moulded stone copings to
gables. Aisled nave with almost free-standing tower to south
east corner, gabled transept bays and chancel. Four stage tower
has tapering stepped buttresses up to eaves level and continuous
chamfered bands between each stage. East elevation of tower has
a canted full height staircase turret with narrow slit windows.
South elevation has pointed central doorcase with moulded
segmental head dying into deeply chamfered plain jambs, also
with double studded wooden doors. To west side is a 2-light
recessed and chamfered mullion window. Above, the second stage
is blank except for two slit windows to west and north sides and
to top of the third stage, each side has a clock face in a
bracketed carved surround. Immediately above, in the fourth
stage, there are 2-light pointed bell openings with hoodmoulds
over and cusped ogee headed lights. Coved eaves stringcourse
over and embattled parapets with embattled staircase turret to
east. Gabled south elevation of nave has two 2-light recessed
and chamfered mullion windows to the base of a large 5-light
pointed window with reticulated tracery and major mullions to
each side. To west side of window is a tall buttress and beyond
is a gabled two storey vestry, set at an angle to the rest of
the building, with a low embattled wall to front with a pointed
doorcase similar to that in the tower. Above is a 3-light
recessed and chamfered mullion window and to west side, on the
ground floor, is a mullioned bay window. West elevation of the
nave has a low aisle with short tapering buttresses flanking
three 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion windows. Above
there are three pointed windows with reticulated type tracery
and hoodmoulds. Beyond to north is a gabled transept bay with a
similar 5-light window flanked by tapering buttresses. Attached
to chancel to north is a low addition with mullioned windows.
East elevation similar to west and north elevation hidden by
other buildings. Interior has extensive c1980 alterations, of
the original interior the chamfered arches through to the
passage-like aisles, and the similar larger arches into the
transept bays survive, also the original cusped panelled pulpit
and the plain nave pews. Waggon roof now obscured by lowered
tile ceiling and the original gallery to south end now with
glazed screen across. The organ has been dismantled and
rearranged and the north end has been completely remodelled.

Listing NGR: SK4839734089

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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