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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1217751



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Dunstable

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Oct-1991

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 35781

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The following building shall be added to the list:-


1/10000 Methodist Church


Methodist church. 1909 by G E Withers of Withers and Meredith. Buff-coloured brick in English bond with Bath stone dressings. Plain tile roofs. Plan: Nave, galleried north and south aisles, the gallery continued around east end. Rostrum at west end, with gallery behind, in west 'chancel'. North and south transepts. South east tower and squat north east tower flanking east entrance, both towers containing stairs to gallery. Free Gothic style. East end has large 5-light window with reticulated tracery, moulded 4-centred arch and flanking 4-centred arch lancets with buttresses rising between. Stone portal projects with 2 depressed 2-centred arches and buttresses projecting above the panelled parapet. To right (NE) squat tower with embattled corner piers and to left (SE) tall main tower has diagonal buttresses projecting into parapet which is broken on each side by tall stone-framed lancets; octagonal belfry above with buttresses rising from the tower lancets below up into the stone spire above. North and south elevations have gabled transepts and reticulated tracery in cambered arches. Interior: Unaltered interior with intact pitch-pine furnishings. Plastered walls. 4- centred domed arch and 4-bay 4-centred arch arcades with slender polygonal piers with foliated capitals. Gallery cutting through the arcades is curved around east end and another gallery, its 'chancel' contains organ at back and rostrum in front complete with communion rail. Benches in galleries, transepts, aisles and nave are complete. Open timber roof structure. Stained glass memorial windows in lancets flanking organ in west end. Source: Buildings of England, Bedfordshire.

Listing NGR: TL0191421745

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, (1968)

National Grid Reference: TL 01914 21745


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