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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Meltham, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6033 / 53°36'11"N

Longitude: -1.8489 / 1°50'56"W

OS Eastings: 410096

OS Northings: 411869

OS Grid: SE100118

Mapcode National: GBR HVJS.J1

Mapcode Global: WHCB6.KPSH

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 24 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300326

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340878

Location: Meltham, Kirklees, HD9

County: Kirklees

Civil Parish: Meltham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Christ the King, Meltham

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Christ Church


Gothic Revival church in Decorated style. Built 1859. Endowed by
Charles Brook of Healey House, in memory of Charles John Brook of
Thickhollins. Rock faced stone. Steeply pitched red plain tiled
roof which becomes more shallow over aisles. Square tower in south-
west corner. 4-bay buttressed nave. 2-bay chancel. Aisle windows
are 3-light some with intersecting and some with reticulated tracery.
5-light east window and 4-light west window, both with Decorated tracery.
South porch of timber on dwarf walls. 2-tier square tower with angle
buttresses with off-sets. Small 2-light traceried, louvred bell
chamber openings and round clock'faces, all, with hood moulds. Eaves
cornice to tower which is surmounted by slender splay-footed shingled

Interior: 4-bay arcade to north and south, on short octagonal piers.
Arches are double chamfered. Long, light chancel with carved stone
reredos, in form of blind arcade, with carved foliage in spandrels.
Painted texts on walls including the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and
the Ten Commandments. Good gilded eagle lect of 1908 with Art
Nouveau stem. No stained glass. Arched braced collar beam roof
on corbel brackets.

Listing NGR: SE1009611869

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