Moor Park Methodist Church

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Moor Park Methodist Church
Former Moor Park Methodist Church, Preston.jpg
Moor Park Methodist Church
Moor Park Methodist Church is located in Preston
Moor Park Methodist Church
Moor Park Methodist Church
Location in Preston
Coordinates: 53°46′13″N 2°42′18″W / 53.7702°N 2.7049°W / 53.7702; -2.7049
OS grid reference SD 536 307
Location Garstang Road, Preston, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Methodist
Functional status Closed
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 23 July 1984
Architect(s) Poulton and Woodman
Architectural type Church
Style Italianate
Groundbreaking 1861
Completed 1862
Materials Brick, sandstone dressings, slate roof

Moor Park Methodist Church is a former Methodist church in Garstang Road, Preston, Lancashire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade X listed building.[1]


The church was built in 1861–62, and designed by Poulton and Woodman.[2] It was opened on 26 June 1862, and could seat about 900 people.[3] The church closed in 1984.[4][a]


The church is built in brick on a stone plinth, with sandstone dressings and a slate roof, and is in simplified Italianate style. It has a rectangular plan, and contains aisles. On the entrance front is a semicircular portico carried on square columns with Composite capitals. Between these are round-headed arches with keystones. At the top of the portico is a frieze and a dentilled cornice. Inside the portico are double doorways and tall windows. The portico is flanked by bays, each containing a tall narrow round-headed arch with two windows, the lower one flat-headed and the upper one round-headed. Above the portico is a pediment with three windows forming an arcade, over which is an oculus. Along the sides of the church are six bays, each with paired arches separated by mullions, and each containing windows similar to those flanking the portico. Inside the church is a horseshoe gallery carried on octagonal cast iron columns.[1]

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  1. ^ The entry in the National Heritage List for England states that the former church was in use as a mosque,[1] but the list of mosques in Central Preston does not include it.[5]
  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Former Moor Park Methodist Church, Preston (1207287)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 May 2014
  2. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2009) [1969], Lancashire: North, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 539, ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9
  3. ^ Hewitson, A. (1869), Moor Park Wesleyan Methodist Church in the Town of Preston, Our Churches and Chapels, Preston: Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks, retrieved 25 May 2014
  4. ^ Moor Park, Wesleyan Methodist, Preston, GENUKI, retrieved 25 May 2014
  5. ^ Preston Central,, retrieved 25 May 2014