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Church of St Mary and St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Dewsbury South, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6549 / 53°39'17"N

Longitude: -1.6647 / 1°39'52"W

OS Eastings: 422260

OS Northings: 417657

OS Grid: SE222176

Mapcode National: GBR JVT5.DJ

Mapcode Global: WHCB3.DDJD

Plus Code: 9C5WM83P+X4

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St Michael

Listing Date: 3 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340789

ID on this website: 101300398

Location: St Mary and St Michael's Church, Whitley Lower, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, WF12

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury South

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Whitley Lower St Mary and St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 21 NW (Whitley Lower)

Church of St. Mary &
St. Michael


Large Neo-Norman church. 1847. Chancel appears to be later.
Hammer dressed stone with ashlar dressings and moulded ashlar
plinth. Pitched, blue, fishscale-slated roof, and plain, green
slate chancel roof. 4-bay nave, 3-bay chancel and 4-tier,
square, west tower with squat pyramidal, tiled roof. Round
arched 2-light nave windows with round arched lights and
colonnettes to reveals and as centre mullion all with scalloped
capitals. Diaperwork in the tympana. Bold hood moulds.
Saw-tooth corbel-table to eaves. Round-arched south doorway
projects with gable over, and has 4 orders of decoration, 3
colonnettes with decorative capitals, and very elaborate hinges
to door. The chancel has small round-arched archivolted single
lights, and billet-moulded corbel-table. East window of 3 small
round-arched lights. In gable apex is large wheel window.

The tower has angle buttresses and a small stair tower. Round-
arched and heavily decorated west doorway with 2 colonnettes with
scalloped capitals. At 2nd tier level is a 4-light window with
round arched lights, the outer 2 blind, above which are intersecting
over-arches. Similar windows to north and south. Bell-chamber
openings in the nook-shafted 4th tier, are 2-light with bold surround
and colonnettes.

Interior: 4-bay round arcade, to each side, on broad columns with
square base and various decorative capitals. Organ at rear under
fine, decorative tower arch on large responds. Large round font
with engaged colonnettes. Open-back pews with gothic finials.
Good, carved gothic wooden pulpit, with linen-fold and traceried
panels, on stone base. Good wooden commemorative lectern of 1910,
an angel holding the reading desk over head. Very elaborately
carved gothic chancel screen with doors. Choir stalls in chancel.
Deep window reveals in chancel with colonnettes and zig-zag
decoration. Stained glass. Piscina and sedilia. Close trusses
to chancel roof.

Listing NGR: SE2226017657

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