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Shefford Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Shefford, Central Bedfordshire

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


- Shefford Methodist Church

- II

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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