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Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontesbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6859 / 52°41'9"N

Longitude: -2.8408 / 2°50'26"W

OS Eastings: 343263

OS Northings: 310133

OS Grid: SJ432101

Mapcode National: GBR BD.3Z5N

Mapcode Global: WH8BS.BRH8

Plus Code: 9C4VM5P5+9M

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 10 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176885

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259479

ID on this website: 101176885

Location: Cruckton, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Pontesbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Great Hanwood

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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1/176 Church of St Thomas

- II

Parochial chapel, now redundant. 1840 by Edward Haycock. Coursed local
limestone rubble, machine tile roofs. Plain lancet style; nave, chancel,
south vestry, west porch and bellcote. Nave: buttressed in 4 bays with lean-
to vestry in east bay of south side; windows all broad lancets; gabled west
porch with gabled bellcote (housing single bell) above. Short chancel of one
bay with broad lancet in east wall. Interior: retains its original open
benches and west gallery supported on plain cast-iron columns; most of the
other fittings are late C19/early C20; plain reading desk, stone pulpit with
marble shafts and slender octagonal font all of c.1880. The base of the
communion table is mid-C17; early C17 oak panelling in north and south walls
added when chancel was re-modelled internally c.1929. Erected on a site given
by Thomas Harries of Cruckton in 1838 and built at a cost of £949 (raised by
public subscription), the chapel formerly served the second portion of Pontesbury
parish. V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.290.

Listing NGR: SJ4326310133

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