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Tower to Old Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighouse, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7245 / 53°43'28"N

Longitude: -1.7896 / 1°47'22"W

OS Eastings: 413980

OS Northings: 425369

OS Grid: SE139253

Mapcode National: GBR HTYC.CL

Mapcode Global: WHC9N.HN11

Entry Name: Tower to Old Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Last Amended: 2 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133792

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338927

Location: Calderdale, HX3

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Hipperholme and Lightcliffe

Built-Up Area: Brighouse

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Lightcliffe St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

BRIGHOUSE WAKEFIELD ROAD, LIGHTCLIFFE
SE 12 NW (north side)

1/190 Tower to Old Church of
St. Matthew
(formerly listed as Old Church
3.1.67 of St Matthew under Lightcliffe)
)
II

Tower to former church 1775 by William Mallinson (Halifax). Hammer-dressed
stone, with ashlar dressings of square section, sheer to the crown which bears
an octagonal arcaded cupola with ball finial. There is a round headed window to
the ground floor with circular opening above. In the belfry is stone taken from
an earlier church on this site inscribed:
'Deo et Sancto Mattaeo
Apostolo Evangelistae
Martyri Sacra
A. O. DC XXIX
D. Wilding, A History of Two Lightcliffe Chapels, Centenary booklet 1979.
N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (London 1967), p.642. D. Nortcliffe,
Buildings of Brighouse (Brighouse 1978), p.17. Illustrated in G. Hepworth,
Brighouse its scenery and antiquities (Halifax 1885), p.19.


Listing NGR: SE1398025369

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