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© Mr Geoffrey R. Handford

IoE Number: 438097
Photographer: Mr Geoffrey R. Handford
Date Photographed: 07 February 2003
Date listed: 30 September 1973
Date of last amendment: 07 April 1988
Grade II

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SE 23 NWHORSFORTHTOWN STREETLS18(east side)8/154Grove Methodist Church30.9.1975(Formerly listed as

SE 23 NW HORSFORTH TOWN STREET LS18 (east side) 8/154 Grove Methodist Church 30.9.1975 (Formerly listed as Wesleyan Chapel and Old Ban GV II Methodist Church.Dated 1867 on porch. Coursed rock-faced sandstone, Welsh slate roofs. Gothic style. Nave on north-south axis, with north chancel, east and west transeots, and unususal external porch-cum-stairturretat south- west corner. Prominent porch, treated as a tower, of elongated hexagonal plan on axis parallel to church, has coupled 2-centred-arched doorways (entrance to left, gallery staircase to right), bothwith shafts which have stiff-leaf capitals, all within a slightly projected gabled surrond containing a foliated medallion with monogrammed date; steeply-pitched saddle-back roof with ornamental wrought-iron cresting on the ridge. Four-bay nave has 2-centred-arched 3-light plate-traceried windows (3 on west side, 4 on east side), and in the south gable a large plate-traceried "west" window of 5 lights with a multifoil in the head. Transepts each have 5 triangular- headed lancets at ground floor, and a large plate-traceried circular window above. Steeply-pitched roof. Interior: gallery at south end; arch-braced hammer-beam roof.

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