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Barley United Reform Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Barley, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0279 / 52°1'40"N

Longitude: 0.0375 / 0°2'14"E

OS Eastings: 539881

OS Northings: 238572

OS Grid: TL398385

Mapcode National: GBR L99.Y08

Mapcode Global: VHHL0.L9P7

Entry Name: Barley United Reform Church

Listing Date: 3 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162549

Location: Barley, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG8

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Barley

Built-Up Area: Barley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Barley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

BARLEY HIGH STREET
TL 3938 (West side)
Barley

7/93 Barley United Reform Church

GV II


Former Baptist Chapel, Congregationalist since 1889, now redundant.
'Erected 1841' on datestone. By W. Savell, Builder. Red brick with white
brick facade. White and black brick and stone dressings. Slate roof.
Rectangular on plan. 3 window front with 4 window returns. Gable front
has central entrance in a projecting porch, recessed double panelled
doors with stone lintel. Chamfered plinth, recessed panels in jambs,
upper plat band and simple cornice to flat head. Small lattice lights
with segmental heads in porch returns. Flanking are 2 light lattice
windows with segmental heads. Above 3 tall Y traceried lattice light
round headed windows in round headed gauged brick relieving arches.
Datestone to centre. Pilaster strips with recessed panels at ends.
Brick kneelers to gable parapet with moulded brick coping. Returns
have plain plinths, 4 tall Y traceried lattice light round headed
windows with white brick inside round headed gauged brick relieving
arches. Projecting brick course below boxed eaves. To rear a low
school-room outshut with 3 round headed Y traceried windows, above
each a parapetted gable, white brick stack on ridge to left. Above on
main block are 4 blind round headed openings with white brick surrounds
inside relieving arches, kneelers to brick coped gable parapet.
Interior: narthex is panelled with depressed pointed arches over outer
doors, stairs to sides with winders to gallery with original seating,
box pews to centre. C19 seating in main hall, panelled dado. At far
end steps up with slat balusters and moulded handrail to central organ
and panelled reading desk with a canted front, brackets to reading
board. Gallery has fielded panelled frontal and rests on 2 octagonal
uprights with moulded caps. Affixed to front wall is a stone memorial
with epitaph. (J. Wilkerson, Two Ears of Barley, 1969).


Listing NGR: TL3988138572

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