TG2408 : Jonathan Scott Hall / Thorpe Road Methodist Chapel (former)

taken 20 days ago, near to Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain

Jonathan Scott Hall / Thorpe Road Methodist Chapel (former)
Jonathan Scott Hall / Thorpe Road Methodist Chapel (former)
Formerly the Scott Memorial Primitive Methodist Church, named after, and dedicated to Jonathan Scott, who had served the area as a minister 1846 to 1870, the building has since been converted to offices. Constructed in 1901 to the design by his son, Augustus Frederick Scott, who was an architect, it was also known as the Thorpe Road Methodist Chapel. Reverend Jonathan Scott is buried across the road from here in the Rosary Cemetery > Link.

The church, which seated a congregation of 650 people, was built on the site of Stracey House, the former home of the vicar of St Saviour’s church in Magdalen Street. The design is described as being heavily gothic, with red brick walls and white Ancaster and Cosseyware stone dressings around pointed windows and doorways. The imposing facade has white banding, a large triple window with plate tracery, flat buttresses edged with stone and topped by narrow finials, and a pillared portico with bands of decoration above.  The entrances to the gallery staircases are situated at the front corners, each topped by a semi-circular turret. The stepped entrance has three arches and four reddish-brown granite pillars with plain plinths and decorated capitals. Amongst the bands of stylised flowers, leaves and berries above the entrance, a stone ribbon wound its way with the carved words ‘Scott Memorial Church.’  After the closure of the church in 1985, this was carefully recut to read ‘Scott Memorial Hall.’ The former school building (closed in 1985) located behind the church dates from 1959 and was designed by the architect Clifford Dann.  
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Saturday, 21 March, 2020   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 22 March, 2020
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2426 0828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.5556N 1:18.7229E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2429 0830
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