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Church of St Thomas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lees, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5367 / 53°32'12"N

Longitude: -2.0726 / 2°4'21"W

OS Eastings: 395286

OS Northings: 404454

OS Grid: SD952044

Mapcode National: GBR FWZJ.2X

Mapcode Global: WHB9C.4CBJ

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 22 August 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068071

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212451

Location: Oldham, OL4

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Saddleworth West and Lees

Built-Up Area: Lees

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Leesfield St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

The enry for:-
(north side)
8/47 Church of St Thomas
The grade shall be amended to read :-
Grade II*


(north side)
8/47 Church of
22/8/67 St. Thomas
- II
Church. 1848. By E.H. Shellard for the Church
Commissioners with tower added in 1855, organ chamber added
1885 and minor improvements 1889. Hammer-dressed stone with
slate roof. Nave, aisles, west tower and chancel flanked by
vestry and organ chamber. Perpendicular Gothic revival. 6-
bay nave and 2-bay chancel with continuous sill band and
castellated parapet. Each bay has a weathered buttress
topped by a crocketed pinnacle and a 2-light window below
hoodmould with carved stops. Porch in bay 2 bears date 1848
above arched door. 4-light east window. 4-stage castellated
west tower with 4-centred arch door, 4-light west window,
clock faces, 3-light belfry openings and diagonal buttresses
rising into crocketed pinnacles. Interior: double-chamfered
nave arcade with octagonal columns. Hammer-beam roof trusses
spring from carved head corbels. No clerestory but dormer
windows. West gallery with blind-arcaded parapet. Poppyhead
pews, carved pulpit, dado panelling, and canopied choir
stalls by Shaw of Uppermill. Carved stone reredos and
sanctuary panelling. Stained glass, much by Capronnier,

Listing NGR: SD9528604454

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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