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Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Batley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7172 / 53°43'1"N

Longitude: -1.6266 / 1°37'35"W

OS Eastings: 424741

OS Northings: 424596

OS Grid: SE247245

Mapcode National: GBR KT2G.N7

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.ZTLP

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 13 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134644

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340922

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Batley East

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Batley St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


4/17 Church of St Thomas


Gothic Revival Church in Early English style. 1867-8 by Walter
Hanstock. Slightly pitched faced stone with quoins and ashlar
dressings. Steeply pitched slate roof. 5 bay nave with lean-to
buttressed aisles. 3 bay chancel with vestry wing on north side.
3 tier tower in south west corner, with slender stone spire. Paired
stained glass lancets, slightly cusped to aisles, and similar, smaller
lights to clerestory. Those to aisles have hood moulds with figure
head and foliated stops. 2-light stained glass chancel windows with
simple bar tracery. 5-light cusped geometric east window with
sexfoil in head.

3-tier tower has reducing angle buttresses with off-sets. Paired
louvred openings to bell chamber, with heavily moulded arches on round
colonnettes with foliated capitals, and sexfoil in heads. Perforated
parapet with octagonal pinnacles, and gargoyles. Blind oculus to
each 2nd tier face, presumably for clock. Entrance on south side with
heavily moulded arch on round colonnettes with foliated capitals. Similar
entrance at west end of nave with 4-light geometrical window over.

Interior: North and South arcades with double chamfered arches on
columns with foliated capitals. Tall chancel arch on engaged colonnettes
with richly carved capitals, supported on fluted tapering corbels.
Hammer beam roof. Carved stone reredos. Octagonal marble font.

Listing NGR: SE2474124596

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

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