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Latitude: 52.0372 / 52°2'14"N
Longitude: -0.3381 / 0°20'17"W
OS Eastings: 514091
OS Northings: 238952
OS Grid: TL140389
Mapcode National: GBR H4T.CB4
Mapcode Global: VHGNC.3232
Entry Name: Shefford Methodist Church
Listing Date: 10 January 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113761
English Heritage Legacy ID: 37647
Location: Shefford, Central Bedfordshire, SG17
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Shefford
Built-Up Area: Shefford
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Shefford
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 1438 SHEFFORD AMPTHILL ROAD
- Shefford Methodist Church
Methodist church. Erected 1912 on site of Wesleyan chapel. (Kelly's
Directory of Bedfordshire, 1914, p.168). Red brick with stone dressings.
Slate roofs with terracotta ridge cresting. Rectangular building oriented N -
S, with shallow transepts towards S end. Art Nouveau Gothic style, remarkably
unaltered. N (road) gable: semi-octagonal porch to centre, from which rise 2
decorative buttresses. Small battered towers to corners. Stone banding and
coping to gable and porch. Most windows have pointed-arched heads, with
cinquefoiled ogee arch to each light. Central window is large, of 3 lights,
flanking ones are long single lights. Corner towers have lancets. Small
single lights to porch. Segmental-arched doorway contains 5-light fanlight
above part-glazed double doors painted to imitate oak and retaining original
strap hinges. Decorative stone tracery to apex of gable. Wrought ironwork
decoration to roofs of corner towers. Other elevations: similar 2 and 3-light
windows. Interior: apparently unaltered, the decorative features include
moulded ceiling timbers, ogee-headed panelling to S end, fine Art Nouveau
stained glass, and variety of brass fittings.
Listing NGR: TL1409138952
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