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Church of St Mary in the Wood (Congregational)

A Grade II Listed Building in Morley, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7478 / 53°44'52"N

Longitude: -1.6014 / 1°36'5"W

OS Eastings: 426380

OS Northings: 428012

OS Grid: SE263280

Mapcode National: GBR KT83.27

Mapcode Global: WHC9R.C2N5

Entry Name: Church of St Mary in the Wood (Congregational)

Listing Date: 30 April 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341837

Location: Morley, Leeds, LS27

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Morley

Built-Up Area: Morley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Morley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

MORLEY (east side)
Congregational Church


Congregational Church. 1878 by Lockwood and Mawson. Hammer-dressed stone,
ashlar dressings, Welsh blue-slate roof. Cruciform. Aisleless nave, transepts,
shallow east end, tall south-west corner tower. Gothic Revival simple Early
English style. 4-stage tower with angle buttresses which rise to form octagonal
corner turrets flanking pedimented gable with clock set between which hides base
of broached stone spire. 2-light shafted bell stage openings. West end of nave
has shafted paired doorways recessed for one order with rich foliate carving and
large naturalistic rose to tympanum. West window has 4 cusped lights with
cinquefoils over 2 pairs and one to apex. 3-bay nave articulated by offset
buttresses has 3-light window to ground floor with trefoil-headed lights and
gallery with arched lights. 2nd bay has gabled dormer with larger 3-light
window with quatrefoil to apex. Attached to 1st bay of north elevation projecting
canted corner bay. Tall gabled transepts with tall 3-light windows to light
gallery, diagonal buttresses. West window has 4 trefoil-headed lights surmounted
by large rose window.

Interior: gallery to 3 sides, supported on cast-iron Doric columns, with tiered
pitch-pine box pews. Columns continue to support arch-braced roof with braced
wall ties supported on stone corbels. Chancel arch springs from short marble
columns. Elaborate carved pulpit has panels decorated with Perpendicular tracery.
Choir-stalls with poppy-heads. Large Royal Coat-of-Arms dated 1664 painted on
wood panels from earlier church on this site.
Site of Presbyterian church during the Commonwealth and Congregationalist from C1800.

Listing NGR: SE2638028012

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

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