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Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Birstall and Birkenshaw, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7503 / 53°45'1"N

Longitude: -1.6931 / 1°41'35"W

OS Eastings: 420335

OS Northings: 428260

OS Grid: SE203282

Mapcode National: GBR JTM2.7C

Mapcode Global: WHC9H.YZYT

Plus Code: 9C5WQ824+4Q

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 13 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184226

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340988

ID on this website: 101184226

Location: St Paul's Church, Birkenshaw, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, BD11

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Birstall and Birkenshaw

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Birkenshaw St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Church of St Paul


Commissioners' Church in Lancet style. 1829-30 by Peter Atkinson Jnr.
Chancel added 1892. Roof reconstructed 1870 by Eli Milnes of Bradford.
Ashlar. Slate roof with ashlar parapet. Square west tower with
slender ribbed octagonal stone spire. Five bay nave marked by bold
buttresses. Short chancel. Tall nave windows are 2-light with
traceried heads, in deep moulded reveals. East window is 4-light
with geometrical tracery. Hood moulds have mask-like figure head
stops. Three-tier square tower with reducing angle buttresses.
Slender west lancet, above which is round clock surround in diamond.
Single light louvred bell chamber opening to each side. Crenellated
parapet on moulded corbel brackets. Doorway on south side of tower.

Chancel screen of carved oak, 1921, with shields with names of those
who fell in 1st World War and brass plate to those who fell in 2nd
World War. Organ to left. Lady Chapel to right. Formerly gallery
to rear. Exposed lattice-type roof truss with colonnettes.

Listing NGR: SE2033528260

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