Building Name

Wesleyan School Chapel Southport

Lancashire, England
New Build
William Wilkinson, Southport.

SOUTHPORT -  The foundation ‑ stone of a Wesleyan school‑chapel was laid on the 9th inst. The style will be Gothic. The walls will all be of brick, and all outside walls will have a 3-inch cavity. The front will be faced with the best Burnley Stock bricks, with buff terra‑cotta ornamental panels under the windows, and will have stone base course, sills, and strings, and stone weatherings to buttresses, and moulded stone labels round window and door‑arches with carved‑stone bosses. All the dressings will be of the best Longridge stone, and the steps, thresholds, etc, of Rossendale flag‑ rock. The whole of the internal woodwork will be of the best pitch‑pine, twice varnished. The building comprise a large room, 60 feet by 30feet, 14 feet high at the sides and 21 feet. high in the centre, with an entrance‑porch and vestibule, 9 feet by 8feet in centre of front. There will be four class‑rooms, each 14 feet by 13 feet, and an infants' school‑room, 19feet. by 11feet. All these rooms will be 13 feet high. There will also be a library, 6 feet by 6feet, a tearoom and lavatories, 14 feet by 8 feet, and outside porches at back for exit into boys' and girls' yards respectively. Suitable and separate offices will be provided at the rear of the site. The buildings have been designed by Mr S. Hurst, of the firm of Messrs Maxwell, Tuke, and Hurst, architects, Southport, and will be erected under the architects' personal superintendence. The whole contract is let to Mr William Wilkinson, joiner and builder, Southport.

Reference           Building News 24 June 1881 Page 783