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High Town Methodist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in High Town, Luton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8844 / 51°53'4"N

Longitude: -0.4126 / 0°24'45"W

OS Eastings: 509354

OS Northings: 221844

OS Grid: TL093218

Mapcode National: GBR TT9.YX

Mapcode Global: VHFRF.SWRR

Entry Name: High Town Methodist Church

Listing Date: 20 February 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35826

Location: Luton, LU2

County: Luton

Electoral Ward/Division: High Town

Built-Up Area: Luton

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Luton St Matthew, High Town

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

HIGH TOWN ROAD
1.
5123 High Town Methodist
Church
TL 0921 2/3
II GV

2.
Church dated 1897, in simpel neo-classical style with Byzantine overtones,
and large Baroque cupola topping left hand bay. Luton grey bricks with red
brick and stone dressings, Welsh slate roof with crested ridge tiles. Two
storeys and attics with three bay facade. The wide central bay is topped
by a triangular pediment with three small arched louvred windows. The first
floor has a large arched window with a small keystone and geometric glazing
bars in the arch. Stone cill band going across all three bays. Ground floor
has double arched doorways with stone keystones, and divided by double pilasters.
The smaller side bays are treated similarly, having brick parapets with stone
and moulded brick cornice bands. To either side of each is a full height
brick pilaster decorated near the top with a moulded brick pediment over an
arched niche with stone cill band. To the first floor between the pilasters
is a semi-circular arched window of paired round headed lights with roundel
above. Cill band continues around pilasters. The ground floor has a brick
moulded band above two light casements in stone surrounds. The left hand
bay has an extra half storey with a repeat in stone of the pediment motif
found on the pilasters at first floor level. Between the pilasters is a circular
window. Above them are small stone octagonal domes in the Byzantine manner
flanking the stone cupola which has three arched louvred openings to each
side, corner pilasters, eaves cornice, ribbed leaded roof surmounted by small
octagonal leaded turret and weathervane. South side has semi-apsidal east
end and turret attached. Brick eaves, nine bay elevation. Each bay in shallow
recess containing one window each floor: upper is round headed with red brick
arch, paired round headed lights with roundel above; stone cill band; lower
has segmental head with keystone in red brick.


Listing NGR: TL0935421844

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