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Latitude: 53.8597 / 53°51'34"N
Longitude: -1.4239 / 1°25'26"W
OS Eastings: 437987
OS Northings: 440539
OS Grid: SE379405
Mapcode National: GBR LRHT.J4
Mapcode Global: WHDBD.376X
Entry Name: Church of St Peter
Listing Date: 30 March 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1227581
English Heritage Legacy ID: 425473
Location: Thorner, Leeds, LS14
Civil Parish: Thorner
Built-Up Area: Thorner
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Thorner St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
THORNER CHURCH VIEW
SE3740 LS14 (east side)
16/175 Church of St. Peter
Parish church. C15 tower, north aisle and arcade piers, reconstructed c1855
by Mallinson and Healey. Creamy-limestone tower, north aisle and part of
south aisle, rest rebuilt in gritstone; stone slate roof. West tower, nave,
aisles, south porch, chancel embraced by north and south chapels. Perpendicular
style. 2-stage embattled tower: plinth, angle buttresses with offsets. 3-light
west window with octagonal clock-face above; 2-light belfry windows. South face
has small arched doorway to base and 2-light window with chamfered light above.
Parapet carried on corbel table, corner pinnacles. 3-bay nave: original 3-light
window to left of gabled porch with pointed-arched doorway with richly-moulded
surround and colonnettes; angle buttresses; 2 bays to right a C19 copy of 1st bay
articulated by offset buttress. North-aisle windows retain original surrounds
but replaced tracery. Coped gable surmounted by cross at junction with chancel.
2-bay chapels break forward and have 3-light pointed-arched windows, coped gables
with crosses to apex. North chapel has ridge stack with brattished cap. Chancel
breaks ½-bay forward of chapels. East end presents 3 gables. 5-light east window
with cusped lights and curvilinear tracery.
Interior: pointed-arched arcades with octagonal piers lacking bases with moulded
capitals with C19 renewed brattished caps. Similar archways to tower, chancel and
chapels. North chapel blocked by organ, C19 king-post roof to nave, arched-braced
to chancel. Monuments: south chapel has resited wall tablets, the best raised
carved stone slab with good script and heraldic-coat memorial to John Savill of
Coppley c1677. Furnishings: C19 pews and choir stalls with carved poppyheads.
Prominent within the village.
N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (1974)p510.
G. Kirk, History of Parish Church of St. Peter, Thorner, (booklet 1935).
Listing NGR: SE3798740539
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