Tim Green

Tim Green

Posted on 08/25/2013

Photo taken on August 10, 2013



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Wesley Chapel, Camborne

Wesley Chapel, Camborne
Methodist church, formerly known as Camborne Wesley chapel. 1828,
altered in 1911. Granite ashlar facade, with sides and rear of uncoursed
killas rubble (south side rendered); slate roof. Rectangular plan on east-
west axis, gable to road. Classical style. Two storeys and 5 bays,
symmetrical, with a pediment over the 3 centre bays, and banded corner
pilasters. At ground floor the original porch has been extended to make a
continuous portico with a 3-bay arcaded centre formed by 2 pairs of fluted
Doric columns in antis (the original porch) protecting 3 round-headed
doorways with panelled double doors and semicircular fanlight tracery, and
enclosed gallery entrances with round-headed windows in the outer bays,
all under a plain frieze and moulded cornice; the 1st floor has 5 round-
headed windows, those in the 3-bay centre (which breaks forward slightly)
linked by an impost band; all the windows have early C20 joinery with a
hooped centre and margin panes; the facade is finished with a band, a
deep frieze with 3 raised panels in the centre and ramped ends, moulded
cornice and pediment. The windows of the 5-bay side walls are square-
headed at ground floor and round-headed above. Rear extension including
school, not of special interest. Interior: horse-shoe gallery supported on
iron columns with stiff-leaf capitals, with mahogany panelled front; fluted
Corinthian pilasters to basket-arched apse (formerly orchestra, now choir
gallery); former 'City Road' arrangement of communion rail behind pulpit
replaced by C20 rostrum with communion rail in front. References:
J.C.C.Probert The Architecture of Cornish Methodism (1966); Thomas Shaw
A History of Cornish Methodism (1967).

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The Chairman 8
:-) What's that in English! (-:
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Tim Green
Tim Green
It's a big chapel.
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