Record Details

NHER Number:25395
Type of record:Building
Name:Wesleyan Methodist Chapel


The earliest non-conformist chapel by Sir Edwin Lutyens, this building was constructed in 1898. Apparently Lord Battersea, who lived at The Pleasaunce (NHER 6477) had it built to keep his gardener happy. Rectangular in plan, the chapel has an east entrance doorway with six orders of semicircular brick arches. The side walls have no windows, the light coming from a high-set clerestory.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2482 4077
Map Sheet:TG24SW

Full description

September 1972. Listed, Grade II.
1898, by E. Lutyens. Brick and tile, rendered. Hipped pantile roof.
Rectangular plan. Doorway to east with six orders of semicircular brick arches. Radiating bands of tiles in the arch continue as vertical bands across the east face and one forms the keystone.
Moulded brick shafts to upper corners. Hipped roof with clerestory including Diocletian window to east. No windows in side walls; brick piers support lead-covered beams.
Information from (S1).
Press cuttings (S2), (S3) and (S4) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 8 August 1989.

See (S5) for further details.
M. Langham-Lopez (HES), 29 October 2012.

Monument Types

  • NONCONFORMIST CHAPEL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1898 AD to 2100 AD)
  • WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1898 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 632-633; Pl 107.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1170798.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1990. [Article on Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Overstrand]. 29 January.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. [Illustration of Wesleyan Methodist Chapel]. 26 January.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Magical music to save church services. 24 December.
<S5>Monograph: Stell, C.. 2002. Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses in Eastern England. p 262.

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