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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1113761



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shefford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 37647

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- 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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Kelly's Directory' in Bedfordshire, (1914)

National Grid Reference: TL 14091 38952


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