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Bents Green Methodist Church

Bents Green Methodist Church [1], opened in 1931, was designed by Hale and completed after his death by his former pupil and associate, G. R. Bower. Simpler than Banner Cross, it shares with it the use of red brick arches to contrast with the stonework. While Banner Cross retained some GothicGlossary Term [2] references in its traceryGlossary Term [3], at Bents Green only the vertical emphasis of the buttresses remains to remind us of Hale's pre 1914 work. The extreme rectangularity of the decoration around the porch almost has traces of Art DecoGlossary Term [4] in it, summing up how far Hale had moved since his early free PerpendicularGlossary Term [5] churches.

Sheffield, Bents Green Methodist Church, Ringinglow Road

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009