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Latitude: 53.6872 / 53°41'13"N
Longitude: -2.3302 / 2°19'48"W
OS Eastings: 378287
OS Northings: 421244
OS Grid: SD782212
Mapcode National: GBR DT5S.9Z
Mapcode Global: WH97B.5LM5
Entry Name: Church of St Thomas
Listing Date: 30 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1072810
English Heritage Legacy ID: 185677
Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4
Electoral Ward/Division: Helmshore
Built-Up Area: Haslingden
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Musbury St Thomas
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 72 SE HASLINGDEN HELMSHORE ROAD
5/99 Church of St. Thomas
Church, 1850-51, by E.H. Shellard. Rock-faced sandstone, 2-span slate roof.
West tower with broach spire, nave and chancel, with north aisle under
separate roof. Decorated style, with reticulated tracery. Tower of 3 unequal
stages with angle buttresses to the high 1st stage, has moulded arched west
doorway with roll-moulded surround carried up from very low string course, a
small lancet high above the door, similar lancets to the 2nd stage, 2-light
belfry louvres, and a broach spire with 2-light lucarnes in the cardinal sides
(modern clock faces below these). Five-bay nave with one buttress, gabled
porch to 2nd bay, 2-light traceried windows; matching north aisle has 2-light
west window and 3-light east window; chancel has larger 3-light window (all
these with reticulated tracery). Interior: 5-bay aisle arcade of octagonal
columns and double-chamfered arches with roll-moulding carried over the heads
and linked by figured stops; arch-braced roof, the wall-posts carried on
corbels, some carved; elaborate carved wooden chancel screen and canopied
choir stalls. Commissioners' church, cost £2,500 (Pevsner).
Listing NGR: SD7828721244
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