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Berkhamsted Baptist Church sunday School Attached to Berkhamsted Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7587 / 51°45'31"N

Longitude: -0.5587 / 0°33'31"W

OS Eastings: 499576

OS Northings: 207650

OS Grid: SP995076

Mapcode National: GBR F55.PL5

Mapcode Global: VHFS4.82J3

Entry Name: Berkhamsted Baptist Church sunday School Attached to Berkhamsted Baptist Church

Listing Date: 15 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263612

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431879

Location: Berkhamsted, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Berkhamsted

Built-Up Area: Berkhamsted

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Berkhamsted

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text



BERKHAMSTED
SP9907NE HIGH STREET
(north side)
2/10010 Berkhamsted Baptist Church
and attached Sunday School


II

Non-Conformist Church and Sunday School. 1864 (Pevsner) with minor C20 alterations.
Yellow-grey stock brick with red brick banding; ashlar limestone to spire and for dressings; Welsh
slate roof with coped gables. Gothic Revival style. Asymmetrical 'T' plan, with principal elevation
to High Street at the south end, incorporating tower with spire to south-west comer. Lower part
of tower, and base of broach spire in brick; narrow octagonal spire in ashlar, with a steeply-pointed
lucame to each facet. Triple pointed arched entry to south gable and above, a 5-light window with
Flamboyant tracery. Apsidal porch to south-east__corner with east doorway. Broad nave, with side
aisles incorporated beneath continuous roof offshuts. 2-light pointed-arched windows to nave and
multifoiled windows within arched surround to galleries, all set within panels delineated by raised
vertical and horizontal bands. Head of'T' shape formed by Sunday school, with squat tower to
north-west corner, below step pyramidal roof. Wide gables with triple lancet windows to upper
floors and lower floor of west end. INTERIOR; fully galleried church, the side galleries carried
on 2-stage columns which extend above the panelled gallery fronts to support an upper arcade.
This arcade carries arch-braced tie beams, longitudinal arcade braces and aisle beams and struts.
Principal trusses carry arch-braced collars. Contemporary furnishings and fittings, including gallery
seating and organ set within arched recess at north end. A well-composed and little altered example
ofmid-C19 Non-Conformist architecturein a Gothic Revival style, which occupies a prominent
street frontage position and which indicates the extension eastward of Berkhamsted's principal
street in the 1860's.


Listing NGR: SP9957607650

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