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Beechen Grove Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Watford, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6577 / 51°39'27"N

Longitude: -0.3966 / 0°23'47"W

OS Eastings: 511006

OS Northings: 196652

OS Grid: TQ110966

Mapcode National: GBR 48.0PW

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.2LPK

Entry Name: Beechen Grove Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 12 September 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101128

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158155

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17

County: Hertfordshire

District: Watford

Town: Watford

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Watford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watford St John

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

1.
5259 CLARENDON ROAD
(east side)

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

II

2.
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
recesses.
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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