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Beechen Grove Baptist Chapel, Watford

Description: Beechen Grove Baptist Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 September 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 158155

OS Grid Reference: TQ1100696652
OS Grid Coordinates: 511006, 196652
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6577, -0.3966

Location: Beechen Grove, Watford, Hertfordshire WD1 1JZ

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD1 1JZ

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Listing Text

(east side)

Beechen Grove
Baptist Chapel
TQ 1096 NE 7/37
TQ 1196 NW 8/37 12.9.80


1877 by J W Chapman. Late Romanesque style. Three bay nave, aisles choir with
apsidal baptistry.
Apsidal west end with ambulatory and transepts. North-west porch with staircase block.
Tall south-west tower and porch. Tile roofs.
Grey stock brick with red brick and Bath stone dressings. Decorative bands and
strings on gables and tower. Western apse enriched with shallow arcading and
slender pilasters. Tower with pyramidical cap. Round arched windows and prostyle
porticoes. Interior with gallery at west end. Arcades with moulded caps carrying
enriched semi-circular arches. Plate tracery clerestory windows in rectangular
Flat ceiling with covered cornice decorated with stencil foliage designs. Triple
arch to chancel flanked by pulpit and precentor's desk. Later schools to rear.

Listing NGR: TQ1100696652

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Source: English Heritage

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