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Latitude: 51.705 / 51°42'17"N
Longitude: -0.1501 / 0°9'0"W
OS Eastings: 527922
OS Northings: 202312
OS Grid: TL279023
Mapcode National: GBR JBG.4VN
Mapcode Global: VHGQ0.BDZT
Entry Name: Parish Church of St Thomas a Becket
Listing Date: 9 December 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1348170
English Heritage Legacy ID: 158507
Location: Northaw and Cuffley, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, EN6
District: Welwyn Hatfield
Civil Parish: Northaw and Cuffley
Built-Up Area: Northaw
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Northaw and Cuffley
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 20 SE NORTHAW AND NORTHAW ROAD WEST
12/243 Parish Church of
St Thomas a Becket
Church. 1881, by C Kirk and Son of Sleaford. Replacing church
of 1809. N aisle added 1887, choir and vestry 1893. Rock cut
stone. Slate roof. Lincolnshire Decorated style. Tall SW tower
in 5 stages. Clasp buttresses with crocketed finials. Cusped
parapet. 3-light ground floor windows. Clock on W face. 2-
light belfry windows. Nave has 5-light W window with flowing
tracery. Door in projecting gabled surround. N nave aisle has 5
eaves gables over 3-light windows, the porch gable with curved
triangular traceried window. 5-light E window with flowing
tracery. S aisle has small 2-light windows and an eaves corbel
table. Exceptionally complete interior with elaborate wall
paintings and fittings. 5-bay nave with piers and hood moulds to
arches. Scissor brace roof. Similar roof to choir, painted
1893. 2-arch opening to former vestry on N and chancel chapel on
S, the arches with cinguefoiled heads. Sedilia of 3 trefoiled
arches. Piscina with foliage-carved bowl. Perpendicular style
chancel arch and rood given 1913. Polygonal stone pulpit with
richly crocketed gabled sides, stone figures at the angles. Nave
and chancel walls with wall paintings depicting New Testament
scenes and foliage patterns. Complete original stained glass.
East window signed Ward Hughes 1882. West window Ward & Hughes
1887. 3 north aisle windows c.1895 by Heaton, Butler and Bayne.
Listing NGR: TL2792202312
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