Poole Methodist Chapel

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Poole Methodist Chapel
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Poole Methodist Chapel
Poole Methodist Chapel is located in Cheshire
Poole Methodist Chapel
Poole Methodist Chapel
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°05′55″N 2°32′40″W / 53.09855°N 2.54432°W / 53.09855; -2.54432
OS grid referenceSJ 637 558
LocationWettenhall Road, Poole, Cheshire
WebsitePoole Methodist Chapel
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationGrade II
Designated4 July 1986
Architectural typeChapel
StyleGothic Revival
MaterialsBrick, slate roof
CircuitCheshire South
Minister(s)Revd Malcolm Lorimer

Poole Methodist Chapel is in Wettenhall Road, Poole, Cheshire, England. It is an active Methodist church in the Cheshire South Methodist Circuit.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]


The church was built in 1834 as a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.[2]



Poole Methodist Chapel is a small building with a square plan.[3] It is constructed in red brick, and has a hipped slate roof. The chapel is in a single storey, and has an entrance front of three bays. The central door is panelled and is decorated with a Gothic motif. The doorway is round-headed, the fanlight being filled by a board decorated with seven radiating daggers. Above the doorway is a semicircular hood mould, over which is a lamp fitting and an elliptical panel inscribed with "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel" and the date 1834. The door is flanked on each side by a Gothic-style arched window containing Y-tracery, over which is a pointed hood mould. Under the eaves, the bricks form a dentilled pattern.[2]


Inside the chapel is a wooden panelled reading desk on a moulded plinth with an ogee cornice. On each side of the reading desk is a flight of three steps with balusters and newels. The reredos is also panelled, the central panel being wider than the outer panels, and with a semicircular head. The reredos is decorated with motifs including garlands and roses. Also in the chapel are a communion table with communion rails, and a treadle organ.[2]

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  1. ^ Poole Methodist Church, Cheshire South Methodist Circuit, retrieved 6 June 2014
  2. ^ a b c d Historic England, "Poole Methodist Chapel (1312761)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 June 2014
  3. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 529, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6