METHODIST CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1217751
Date first listed:
30-Oct-1991
Statutory Address:
METHODIST CHURCH, THE SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
METHODIST CHURCH, THE SQUARE

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

District:
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Dunstable
National Grid Reference:
TL 01914 21745

Details

The following building shall be added to the list:-

TL 0121 NE DUNSTABLE THE SQUARE

1/10000 Methodist Church

GV II

Methodist church. 1909 by G E Withers of Withers and Meredith. Buff-coloured brick in English bond with Bath stone dressings. Plain tile roofs. Plan: Nave, galleried north and south aisles, the gallery continued around east end. Rostrum at west end, with gallery behind, in west 'chancel'. North and south transepts. South east tower and squat north east tower flanking east entrance, both towers containing stairs to gallery. Free Gothic style. East end has large 5-light window with reticulated tracery, moulded 4-centred arch and flanking 4-centred arch lancets with buttresses rising between. Stone portal projects with 2 depressed 2-centred arches and buttresses projecting above the panelled parapet. To right (NE) squat tower with embattled corner piers and to left (SE) tall main tower has diagonal buttresses projecting into parapet which is broken on each side by tall stone-framed lancets; octagonal belfry above with buttresses rising from the tower lancets below up into the stone spire above. North and south elevations have gabled transepts and reticulated tracery in cambered arches. Interior: Unaltered interior with intact pitch-pine furnishings. Plastered walls. 4- centred domed arch and 4-bay 4-centred arch arcades with slender polygonal piers with foliated capitals. Gallery cutting through the arcades is curved around east end and another gallery, its 'chancel' contains organ at back and rostrum in front complete with communion rail. Benches in galleries, transepts, aisles and nave are complete. Open timber roof structure. Stained glass memorial windows in lancets flanking organ in west end. Source: Buildings of England, Bedfordshire.

Listing NGR: TL0191421745

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
35781
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, (1968)

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: 17 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04754/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Barry Grocock. Source Historic England Archive
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