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Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7903 / 50°47'25"N

Longitude: -3.6561 / 3°39'21"W

OS Eastings: 283365

OS Northings: 100280

OS Grid: SS833002

Mapcode National: GBR L8.ZKMG

Mapcode Global: FRA 3770.1H5

Entry Name: Methodist Church

Listing Date: 2 October 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197556

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387118

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Built-Up Area: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


672-1/5/166 (North side)
Methodist Church


Methodist Church. 1891 (datestone). Flemish bond brick with
local volcanic trap and Ham Hill stone dressings; slate roof
with ornamental ridge tiles; tiled roofs to front bays.
Eclectic mixture of Gothic and Vernacular Revival with some
polychromatic detail.
Plan: rectangular on plan, 5-bay main block with smaller
chancel-like block at the north end. South end has an entrance
narthex between projecting entrance bays.
Exterior: Symmetrical. Gabled to the front with a coped gable
with kneelers, gable filled with volcanic trap brought to
course. Large central Ham Hill rose window in a moulded
3-centred arched architrave has a hoodmould with a
fleur-de-lis finial, the lower spandrels filled with
quatrefoils in roundels. Steps up to an embattled 2-bay
narthex in the centre with moulded stone 2-centred arches and
a central column with moulded capital. To left and right,
projecting stair bays with battered plinths and rock-faced
volcanic trap quoins have hipped tiled roofs with terra cotta
finials. The bays are glazed with timber ribbon windows below
the eaves, returning to left and right, glazed with leaded
panes with plain stained glass. In the centre of each bay the
sills are dropped to form a 2-light window with
cinquefoil-headed lights and 2 transoms. In the narthex
boarded doors to left and right give access to the entrance
bays. The returns are buttressed with a moulded brick band
below the eaves and another, carried out round the butresses,
forming the sills of the first floor windows. Segmental-arched
ground floor windows with high transoms. Similar first floor
windows with stained glass above the transoms. The
lower-roofed block at the north end has a traceried north
Interior: Not inspected but may retain fittings of interest.
Foundation stone laid by Lady Lymington, September 4 1891.

Listing NGR: SS8336500280

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