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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: 1114643



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


District: Luton

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1981

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 35857

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WENLOCK STREET 1. 5123 Church of St Matthew TL 0921 2/1 II

2. 1875-76 by G Vialls. Simple and dignified early English style but with three sided apsidal chancel. Exterior of Luton grey bricks with tiled roofs, crested ridge tiles and stone finials. Plan of aisled nave with north and south porches, and chancel with vestry to north and organ with chapel to south. Chancel has deep moulded brick frieze to eaves; three triple lancet windows with plate tracery; slightly pointed arches and continuous moulded brick drip mould. Four bay nave. Both nave and aisles have moulded brick dentil frieze to eaves. Nave has two clerestory lancet windows to each bay with brick drip moulds. Aisles have smaller lancets in stone surrounds with buttresses dividing the bays. The apex of the gables of the south and north porches are divided up into squares by moulded brick bands. Very plain moulded doorways. Recessed double doors with stone trumeau and quatrefoil decoration in the tympana. West end has five lancet windows with quatrefoil in gable. Small brick belfry with two bells and surmounted by stone cross. Interior walls of light red brick. Nave arcades on stone pillars with foliated capitals. Clerestorey windows have dentil frieze above and basketwork frieze below. Roof trusses spring from foliated corbels. Arch braced roofs to aisles. Banded red and grey brick to chancel.

Listing NGR: TL0938021979

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National Grid Reference: TL 09380 21979


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