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Latitude: 51.945 / 51°56'42"N
Longitude: -0.0179 / 0°1'4"W
OS Eastings: 536329
OS Northings: 229246
OS Grid: TL363292
Mapcode National: GBR K92.28W
Mapcode Global: VHGNX.MCWS
Entry Name: Catholic Church and Presbytery Attached
Listing Date: 6 July 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1295687
English Heritage Legacy ID: 159814
Location: Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Buntingford
Built-Up Area: Buntingford
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Layston with Buntingford
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
Catholic Church and
The Benson Memorial Catholic Church dedicated to St Richard of
Chichester, and presbytery attached. 1915 by Arthur Young, later
S extension to presbytery. Uncoursed knapped flint with
limestone dressings. Steep red tiled roofs. Traditional church
in Decorated style with nave, lower chancel, NE Lady Chapel, W
tower with spire, N porch, and 2-storeys presbytery linked to S
side facing E, with single-storey S extension. Crenellated tower
with copper spike and vane, 4-centred arched 2-light bell
openings with band at sill level, diagonal W buttresses, and tall
statue of saint with spade on buttress at NE corner of tower.
Dec stone tracery windows and diagonal buttresses elsewhere.
Interior has waggon roof with moulded battens, carved bosses, and
cresting on wallplate. Octagonal font or fluted shaft. Low
gabled link at SE to presbytery of similar materials, with
assymmetrical front. Ground floor has a long band of trefoil
headed stone windows under a hoodmould, 4 lights to left and 5
lights to right of arched doorway with quartrefoil carved
spandrels. 3 2-light and 3-light chamfered stone upper windows
with sills joined by a band. (Pevsner (1977) 117).
Listing NGR: TL3632929246
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