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Church of St Aidan

A Grade II Listed Building in Skelmanthorpe, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.59 / 53°35'24"N

Longitude: -1.655 / 1°39'17"W

OS Eastings: 422936

OS Northings: 410439

OS Grid: SE229104

Mapcode National: GBR JVWX.HS

Mapcode Global: WHCBH.K144

Plus Code: 9C5WH8RW+22

Entry Name: Church of St Aidan

Listing Date: 15 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341325

ID on this website: 101135306

Location: St Aidan's Church, Skelmanthorpe, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, HD8

County: Kirklees

Civil Parish: Denby Dale

Built-Up Area: Skelmanthorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Skelmanthorpe St Aidan

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Church of St. Aidan


Church. 1894-5 by G. F. Bodley and T. Garner, in Late Gothic style.
Hammer dressed stone with ashlar dressings. Brick south wall. Pitched
slate roof with small gabled bell-cote. 5-bay nave with 4-bay pitched-
roofed north aisle of similar proportions. 3-bay chancel, with vestry
on south side. Gabled north porch on western bay of nave. One 3-light
and two 2-light traceried chancel windows. Paired lancets to aisle, with
trefoil in head. Two 3-light traceried west windows, to nave. 3-light
traceried east window. Wheel window to south side of chancel and to

Interior: 4-bay arcade, between nave and aisle, on octagonal piers.
Similar 5-bay arcade along south wall of nave. Good, carved oak
commemorative reredos of c.1917 at east end of aisle. Commemorative
stained glass east window (1891). Square, late Anglo-Saxon or early
Norman font (Pevsner) on C19 or C20 pedestal. (Font said to have come
from High Hoyland.) 3 interlaced arches on 2 sides. 2 panels on a 3rd
side, and on the 4th side 4 panels with scrolls and foliage, two of which
have figure heads at the top. Lead lined. Vaulted wood ceiling to
aisle and chancel. Arched braced collar roof to nave. Wooden block
floor to seating area. Small, simple chairs for pews.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967.

Listing NGR: SE2293610439

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