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Sherburn Hill Methodist Church, Front Street (Sherburn Hill)

Sherburn Hill Methodist Church first appears on the first edition Ordnance Survey maps of the 1860's as a Primitive Methodist Chapel (1). Mapping data shows that the location of the church building has not changed but its proximity to the road front has changed somewhat over the years, the road having become narrower. Streetview images (2) show that there is now a paved area to the front of the church with two L-shaped flower borders, set behind black metal railings, the road-side gate decorated with two shield-shaped panels perforated with a cross design. The church itself looks to have been refurbished since its days as a Primitive Methodist chapel, the front garden likely being part of this refurbishment. The building is of red brick with steep pitched roof, the front gable sporting a shallow projected entrance porch with gabled top and cross. Narrow arched windows are found to the left and right of the entrance with shield-shaped stone plaques over each. A triple arched window dominates the wall above the entrance porch. On the left hand side of the lower left window is a stone plaque dedicated to a soldier who fell in the First World War (3).

Reference number:D49626
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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