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IoE Number: 359308
Location: 35-43 RENSHAW STREET
Photographer: Mr David Cross
Date Photographed: 23 February 2003
Date listed: 19 June 1985
Date of last amendment: 19 June 1985
Grade II

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SJ 3590 SW RENSHAW STREETL154/96135 to 43 (odd)and

SJ 3590 SW RENSHAW STREET L1 54/961 35 to 43 (odd) and Methodist Central Hall - G.V. II Includes Nos 2 to 6 Upper Newington. Chapel, shops and offices. 1904-5. Bradshaw Gass. Red brick and yellow terracotta, slate roof. 3 storeys with attic, 10 bays, canted corner bay and 6-bay return. Ground floor has segmental arched openings with Art Nouveau capitals, cornice over shop front. Above this 2nd, 3rd, 8th and 9th bays project, 2 are canted, 2 bowed; these have terracotta facings. All windows are mullioned, some with transoms and small paned casements, 2nd floor windows are segmental headed (except for projecting bays). Terracotta foliage in centre and flanking segmental bays. Top cornice, 2nd and 9th bays have lunettes behind Ionic colonnade and short spire over. End bay has 3 windows surmounted by shallow dome on drum with canted angles. 3rd and 8th bays have small domes, 2 flat topped dormers between. Tall brick stacks. Corner with polygonal turrets ending cupolas flank a 2-storey oriel with mullioned and transomed windows, more over large lunette. Gable and domer with flanking turrets. Interior: main hall, coffered saucer dome. Horseshoe gallery on columns has arcade with fan spandrels. Organ recess with segmental arch. Elaborate pilaster work with Art nouveau detail.

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