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Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Wednesfield, City of Wolverhampton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5997 / 52°35'58"N

Longitude: -2.0835 / 2°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 394443

OS Northings: 300216

OS Grid: SJ944002

Mapcode National: GBR 1QD.2G

Mapcode Global: WHBFS.ZX1C

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 3 February 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282494

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378375

Location: Wolverhampton, WV11

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Wednesfield South

Built-Up Area: Wednesfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Wednesfield St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


WOLVERHAMPTON

SO90SW CHURCH STREET, Wednesfield
895-1/2/155 (North side)
03/02/77 Church of St Thomas

GV II

Church. 1751; reconstruction after fire and chancel, 1903, by
F.T.Beck. Brick with ashlar dressings and slate roof.
Classical style. Chancel with apse, north organ loft and south
vestry; nave with west tower. Chancel has top cornice and
parapet with balustrading; quoins; round apse has 3
round-headed windows with archivolts and keys between paired
brick pilasters; 2-bay returns have architraved window with
friezes and cornices over single-storey parapeted wings, which
have architraved windows with triple keys and similar
entrances. Nave has modillioned cornice, parapet with
balustrading; quoins; symmetrical 5-window elevations have 2
tiers of windows; square lower windows on sill blocks;
architraves and keystones, 6 central windows with Gibbs
surrounds; all with small-paned fixed glazing. 3-stage tower
has quoins and re-entrant blocks; entrance has Gibbs surround,
pulvinated frieze and segmental pediment, paired panelled
doors; keyed roundel to 2nd stage; top stage has sill band and
round-headed windows obscured by clock faces; top cornice,
balustraded parapet and acorn finials; pyramidal roof with
weathercock; re-entrants have simpler details, architraved
windows and return entrances.
INTERIOR: barrel-vaulted ceilings with bands; round chancel
arch has coffered soffit; chancel has Ionic over Doric
pilastrades; north arch to organ loft; intersecting ribs to
apse vault; panelling; nave has galleries to 3 sides, cut back
to east, on Doric colonnade, entablature, balustrade and upper
Ionic colonnade; Classical reredos and altar rail; high pulpit
on 5 columns has attached colonnade; octagonal font has
cornice and canopy in form of open cupola with side opening;
some stained glass and encaustic tiles.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.300).


Listing NGR: SJ9444300216

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