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Church of St George

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7047 / 53°42'17"N

Longitude: -1.9185 / 1°55'6"W

OS Eastings: 405475

OS Northings: 423147

OS Grid: SE054231

Mapcode National: GBR HT1L.FP

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.H4MQ

Plus Code: 9C5WP33J+VH

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 11 July 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134543

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339222

ID on this website: 101134543

Location: Hullen Edge, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Sowerby Bridge

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Sowerby Bridge

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sowerby St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 0423 and SE 0523
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Church of St George
Church. 1839-40 by Edward Walsh. Coursed squared stone, ashlar dressings, stone
slate roof. Norman style. West tower, nave with north vestry, chancel with apse.
Tower: 3 stages; pilaster butresses; door and one window to each stage on each side;
parapet. Nave: 5 bays defined by pilaster buttresses; round-arched windows have
shafts with cushion capitals and zig-zag ornament to heads; parapet on simple block
corbels. Chancel: l-bay with apse; added aisles with door to north, window to south;
east end has 3 stepped round-arched windows with hoodmould over all. Interior: west
gallery supported on 2 octagonal columns with Passion scene carved on front (1931).
Three round-arched roof trusses to nave on corbelled tiebeams with pendants. Round
chancel arch with zig-zag, nail-head and billet decoration and shafts with cushion
capitals. Fine carved panelling and seat to sanctuary and carved screen between nave
and choir (dated 1931). Font, brought in 1970 from St John the Divine, Thorpe (built
in 1880), is octangonal with carved sides and stands on central column with 8 outer
marble colonettes. Sowerby St George's, a brief history, pamphlet; Kelly's Directory

Listing NGR: SE0547523147

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