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Description: The Harpenden Methodist Church
Date Listed: 29 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164036
OS Grid Reference: TL1346914317
OS Grid Coordinates: 513469, 214317
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8160, -0.3553
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TL 1314 SW HARPENDEN HIGH STREET
16/50 The Harpenden Methodist
Church, church hall and offices. 1929 by A Brace. Long symmetrical frontage in
neo-Tudor style. Stone facade; wings at each end in red brick with stone dressings.
iiachine tile roof. 2 storeys. Gable-ended church is recessed in centre. Stepped
buttresses either side. 4-light window with curvilinear tracery. Projecting ground
floor has gabled porch with moulded arch. Small 2-light mullioned casements each
side. Gable -ended wings either side have their front ground floors stepped forward
slightly. Their front and side elevations have thin 2-light casements with slightly
recessed mullions and transoms. The wings at each end have similar casements of
2-3 lights on the ground floor and single hipped eaves dormers with 4-light casements.
They terminate in arch-headed openings with continuous stone mouldings. The interior
of the church has a broad nave of G bays. Pointed wooden barrel vault. Pointed
chamfered arches to the side elevations of the nave bays, changing to a 2-arch open
arcade at the transepts. Semi-octagonal piers to the chancel arch. 3-arch arcade
to the chancel walls and 3-light E window. The narrow aisles have cross arches
at each bay and open into the nave through paired arches in each bay. (Pevsner
Listing NGR: TL1346914317
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Source: English Heritage
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