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Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Helmshore, Lancashire

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VMMP9+VW

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185677

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

County: Lancashire

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

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5/99 Church of St. Thomas
- II

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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