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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rastrick, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.6905 / 53°41'25"N

Longitude: -1.7917 / 1°47'30"W

OS Eastings: 413854

OS Northings: 421578

OS Grid: SE138215

Mapcode National: GBR HTXR.XT

Mapcode Global: WHC9V.GH1N

Plus Code: 9C5WM6R5+58

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338806

Also known as: Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew

ID on this website: 101183810

Location: St Matthew's Church, Rastrick, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HD6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Rastrick

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Brighouse

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Rastrick St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 12 SW (south side)

3/57 Church of St. Matthew
G. V. II*

Church c.1796. Ashlar, rusticated to sill band and slate roof. Auditorium and
west tower. Nave facade of 5 bays. Sill band to windows and again to
clerestorey and modillion cornice all of which continue round tower. (The outer
have doorways with architraves and cornice on consoles). Above each door is a
blank tablet. The 3 central bays have windows with architraves set in blind
arches the heads of which are occupied by clerestorey windows in the form of
lunettes. The east end is of 3 bays, with semi-circular apse which has Venetian
window with blind tablet over. South nave facade has similar arrangements of
windows but with simpler treatment and is of hammer-dressed stone. Tower has
arch headed staircase window in blind arch. A low pedimented stage above the
cornice carries the clock and this is surmounted by a circular cupola with Doric
columns, entablature, and dome. Over all is a decorative weathervane.

Interior: Plain rectangular flat ceiled with sanctuary in semi-circular apse.
Modillioned cornice. Raking galleries on 3 sides, spported by wooden Tuscan
columns. East window is Venetian with freestanding columns with acanthus
capitals. Most windows have Victorian-stained glass except those lighting
gallery. Staircase in base of tower has wrought iron balustrading.

Furnishings: Victorian pews and choir stalls. High pulpit, probably Victorian
in C18 style. The sanctuary is similarly panelled and has paintings of Christ,
Prophets and Apostles. Octagonal Gothic Revival font. Galleries retain
original box pews except at west end. Monuments at west end include John
Armitage, Greek Revival tablet with figures, by Waudby and Sons of Hull and

Listing NGR: SE1385421578

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