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Thorner Methodist Church and Attached Sunday School

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorner, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8587 / 53°51'31"N

Longitude: -1.431 / 1°25'51"W

OS Eastings: 437524

OS Northings: 440427

OS Grid: SE375404

Mapcode National: GBR LRGT.0H

Mapcode Global: WHDBC.Z8RP

Plus Code: 9C5WVH59+FJ

Entry Name: Thorner Methodist Church and Attached Sunday School

Listing Date: 24 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265240

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425470

Location: Thorner, Leeds, LS14

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: 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 (south side)
24.5.84 Thorner Methodist
Church and attached
Sunday School


Methodist church and attached Sunday School, redundant. 1876-78 by C. E. Danby
(Leeds). Hammer-dressed stone, rock-faced stone, ashlar dressings, Welsh blue-
slate roof. Gothic Revival Style. North-west tower, south-west staircase
projection, organ housing, attached Sunday School to east end. West end: gabled
doorway on colonnettes with stiff leaf capitals flanked by pairs of trefoil-headed
lights. Band of guilloche ornament beneath a stepped group of 3 windows with
Geometrical tracery under a hoodmould. Sunk quatrefoil in gable. Tower, square
at base rising to broached polygonal belfry with spire,has doorway in base with
a pair of trefoil-headed lights above. Angle buttresses surmounted by squat
pinnacles at junction with broached-polygon, each face with arched belfry window
with diminutive colonnettes with gargoyles at junction with polygonal spire.
Stair-projection, to right, has matching doorway to that in tower and single
trefoiled light above, canted-end with hipped roof. Buttress between nave rises
to short spirelet. Nave: 5 bays with rock-faced plinth, 2-light trefoil-headed
windows with quatrefoil in apex of arch articulated by offset buttresses. Coped
gables. Lower organ housing with gable stack and north doorway to school at
right-angles, approached up a flight of 13 stone steps. School: rock-faced
basement with to east end, 6 bays of 2-light trefoil-headed windows. Coped gables
with stack to left. North gable has large 3-light window flanked by single
narrow lights with trefoil heads.

Interior: pointed-arched organ recess on bracketed shafts has, above organ pipes,
rose-window with 5 quatrefoils (this window is not easily visible from outside).
Symmetrical arrangement of altar rail, semi-octagonal pulpit with double flight
of stairs and organ-gallery with trefoil ornamentation. West gallery. Bow pews.
Hammer-beam roof.

Listing NGR: SE3752440427

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