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Former Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7666 / 53°45'59"N

Longitude: -2.7036 / 2°42'12"W

OS Eastings: 353719

OS Northings: 430253

OS Grid: SD537302

Mapcode National: GBR T99.9X

Mapcode Global: WH85M.FLTB

Plus Code: 9C5VQ78W+JH

Entry Name: Former Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392060

Location: Plungington, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: St George's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Former Church of St Thomas



Church, now recreation and day care centre. 1837-9, altered.
By John Latham. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Nave with north
and south aisles, east tower and small apsidal chancel beyond
this. Romanesque style, with round-headed openings throughout.
Six-bay nave and aisles, both with pilaster strips and
the nave with a corbel-table to each bay, and both with one
simple round-headed window in each bay except the ends of the
aisles which have Norman-style doorways, that on the north
side in a gabled porch and more elaborately decorated
including set-in shafts with cushion capitals. The west front
has a window in a large Norman-style arch with 2 orders of
moulding including set-in shafts with carved cushion capitals,
an inner multi-layered zig-zag band and an outer nail-head
band; windows on 2 levels each side, a small 3-light window
over the arch, a large wheel window above, nail-head
enrichment to the eaves, and an apex cross. The 3-stage tower,
embraced at the base by vestries continued from the aisles
(with hipped roofs), the first 2 stages with string-courses
and clasping pilasters, has a window in each side of the 2nd
stage, with set-in shafts and roll-moulding, a slightly set
back belfry stage with a string-course and roll-moulded
corners, and a window in each side with 2 recessed lights,
shafts and nail-head and roll-moulding to the arch. The
5-sided apsidal chancel has corner shafts with carved caps,
string-course, plain frieze and a nail-head cornice, and one
window in each side.
INTERIOR: altered by insertion of upper floor (etc), but
retains cylindrical piers of arcades (arches visible at 1st
floor but now blocked), massive inverted conical corbels to
east and west tower arches (which are now concealed), at the
east end of the upper floor a large 2-light window (to the
tower) with a column and imposts, and many stained glass

Listing NGR: SD5371930253

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