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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorner, Leeds

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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

Plus Code: 9C5WVH5G+VC

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 30 March 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227581

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425473

ID on this website: 101227581

Location: St Peter's Church, Thorner, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14

County: Leeds

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

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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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