Building record MYO1719 - GROVES CHAPEL


Wesleyan Chapel, now offices. Built in 1881-4 by WJ Morley (Bradford), but dated 1883 on frieze. Exterior: road front 2 storeys, 4 bays with 2 inner bays raised, projecting and pedimented.


Grid reference SE 6033 5283 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Wesleyan Chapel, now offices. 1881-4 by WJ Morley (Bradford), but dated 1883 on frieze. Light red brick with sandstone dressings; slate roof. EXTERIOR: road front 2 storeys, 4 bays with 2 inner bays raised, projecting and pedimented. Paired doors with fanlights in twin arched porch with keyed archivolts resting on detached columns; impost string, cornice and low blocking course (original balustrade over porch now removed). Flanking segment-headed windows, with apron panels, in architraves. At first floor centre 2 large round-arched windows, with shaped glazing in heads, in keyed architraves with impost string; this section framed in side pilasters and top entablature with WESLEYAN 1883 CHAPEL in stone frieze panels and cornice on paired brackets. Pediment has oculus in tympanum, acroterion and antefixae. Side bays have similar but plainer windows, side pilasters, cornice and blocking course with urns on corner pedestals. Hipped roof with ridge vents. 6-bay returns have windows similar to those in front outer bays; and first-floor string and top entablature. Lower 1-bay rear extension. INTERIOR: a large open preaching box with gallery curved round 3 sides. Deeply-coved cornice to panelled ceiling with raised borders framing large, ornamented central areas. Central pulpit area now partitioned off, as are the choir benches above and the large organ, with panelled arcaded console, framed in fluted composite pilasters and entablature with enriched frieze. Good-quality panelled woodwork throughout. Painted glass in heads of windows with archivolts linked by impost string.
Listing NGR: SE6033952837

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

NMR related event: Investigation by RCHME/EH architectural survey November 1995 UID 613515

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2019 11:19AM


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