CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1114643
Date first listed:
20-Feb-1981
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW, WENLOCK STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW, WENLOCK STREET

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

District:
Luton (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 09380 21979

Details

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
35857
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Nov 2000
Reference: IOE01/02879/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Whitcroft. Source Historic England Archive
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