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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Dewsbury, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6869 / 53°41'12"N

Longitude: -1.6424 / 1°38'32"W

OS Eastings: 423716

OS Northings: 421222

OS Grid: SE237212

Mapcode National: GBR JTZT.72

Mapcode Global: WHC9X.RL3D

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 3 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340740

Location: Kirklees, WF13

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury West

Built-Up Area: Dewsbury

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Dewsbury Team Parish

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 22 SW (Dewsbury)

Church of St. Martthew


Gothic Revival church in Decorated style. 1848 by Bonomi and Cory.
Hammer dressed stone. Stone slate roof. Squat square, unbuttressed
west tower with stair turret. Low, 4-bay nave with lean-to north and
south aisles and south porch. 3-bay chancel with 2-bay chapel to
south and vestry to north. 2-light bell chamber openings with square
head and Tudor-arched lights. 3-light window, on west side.
Crenellated parapet. 2-light, square headed clerestory windows with
tracery. 3-light aisle and chapel windows. 6-light transomed window
to chancel, south side. Large 14-light transomed east window. All
with Decorated tracery. The lean-to vestry on north side has 3
diagonally set ashlar stacks with crenellated caps.

Interior: 4-bay arcade to north and south on octagonal piers. 2-bay
arcaded chancel with side chapel to right and organ to left. Choir
stalls in chancel. Carved and traceried chancel screen with texts at
base. Straight-backed pews with straight sides. Scissor braced nave
roof with pierced side panels. Heavy hammer beam chancel roof with
pierced spandrels and pendant bosses.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967.

Listing NGR: SE2371621222

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