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Latitude: 51.9733 / 51°58'23"N
Longitude: -0.3337 / 0°20'1"W
OS Eastings: 514558
OS Northings: 231843
OS Grid: TL145318
Mapcode National: GBR H5M.6GK
Mapcode Global: VHGNK.5NGN
Entry Name: Pirton Methodist Church
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1175488
English Heritage Legacy ID: 163173
Location: Pirton, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5
District: North Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Pirton
Built-Up Area: Pirton
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Pirton
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
PIRTON HIGH STREET
TL 1431 (South side)
7/163 Pirton Methodist Church
Methodist church. 1906. Probably by George Baines & Son of London who
designed the Methodist Church at Breachwood Green in similar style and
materials in 1904. Red brick and slated steep roofs hipped W crosswing.
Terracotta architectural features to E front. A tall single-storey Arts
and Crafts building extending E-W, with taller crosswing at W projecting
to N and S with central gable on W. Decorative tile cresting with
finials. Tall tapered square finial with square overhanging cap to W end
of main roof. Shaped rafter ends overhang at eaves. 4 windows to each
sidewall each of 3-lights. Architecturally elaborate E front with
terracotta dressings. Gable parapet with flanking buttresses.
Semi-octagonal battlemented wide porch up 2 steps, itself with diagonal
buttresses flanking double-doors with glazed panels. Segmental arched
moulded head with luxuriant ogee finial rising above parapet. Flanking
buttresses have terracotta niches with segmental caps. Ogee in square
cinquefoil tracery windows in canted sides of porch. Tall 5-lights large
pointed window in E gable. Wider central light, Perp traceried head,
drips, and 3 slots in apex of gable. Stained glass glazing. Cross-gabled
tops and luxuriant finials to corner buttresses. Terracotta buff string
course and jambs to main door. Art Nouveau pierced lotus pattern vents
in terracotta between side windows. 3-lights traceried W end window with
segmental head and stained glass. (Kelly (1914)192-3).
Listing NGR: TL1455831843
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