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Catholic Church and Presbytery Attached

A Grade II Listed Building in Buntingford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.945 / 51°56'42"N

Longitude: -0.0179 / 0°1'4"W

OS Eastings: 536329

OS Northings: 229246

OS Grid: TL363292

Mapcode National: GBR K92.28W

Mapcode Global: VHGNX.MCWS

Entry Name: Catholic Church and Presbytery Attached

Listing Date: 6 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295687

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159814

Location: Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Buntingford

Built-Up Area: Buntingford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Layston with Buntingford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 3629

(west side)
Catholic Church and
Presbytery attached


The Benson Memorial Catholic Church dedicated to St Richard of
Chichester, and presbytery attached. 1915 by Arthur Young, later
S extension to presbytery. Uncoursed knapped flint with
limestone dressings. Steep red tiled roofs. Traditional church
in Decorated style with nave, lower chancel, NE Lady Chapel, W
tower with spire, N porch, and 2-storeys presbytery linked to S
side facing E, with single-storey S extension. Crenellated tower
with copper spike and vane, 4-centred arched 2-light bell
openings with band at sill level, diagonal W buttresses, and tall
statue of saint with spade on buttress at NE corner of tower.
Dec stone tracery windows and diagonal buttresses elsewhere.
Interior has waggon roof with moulded battens, carved bosses, and
cresting on wallplate. Octagonal font or fluted shaft. Low
gabled link at SE to presbytery of similar materials, with
assymmetrical front. Ground floor has a long band of trefoil
headed stone windows under a hoodmould, 4 lights to left and 5
lights to right of arched doorway with quartrefoil carved
spandrels. 3 2-light and 3-light chamfered stone upper windows
with sills joined by a band. (Pevsner (1977) 117).

Listing NGR: TL3632929246

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