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Parish Church of St Thomas a Becket

A Grade II* Listed Building in Northaw, Hertfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XPR3X+XW

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Thomas a Becket

Listing Date: 9 December 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158507

Location: Northaw and Cuffley, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, EN6

County: Hertfordshire

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

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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.
(Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2792202312

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