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Reinforced Concrete Church
Sidwell Street, Exeter, Devon
associated engineer
Paul Cottancin
date  1902 - 1907
era  Modern  |  category  Church/Synagogue  |  reference  SX923930
ICE reference number  HEW 1496
Brick and stone-look Methodist church built by Cottancin from a combination of brickwork and concrete, reinforced with steel using his own method. Many such methods were patented in the UK following the introduction of this new material from France in the late 1800s.
A domed octagon of reinforced concrete with an inner skin of reinforced brick tops the structure, supported by reinforced, red brick walls 70ft sq. Inside, the 13ft wide gallery cantilevered from three walls is constructed of two reinforced concrete slabs and bears 105 tons with a deflection of only 3/8in.
reference sources   CEH South
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Reinforced Concrete Church