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Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.4856 / 53°29'8"N

Longitude: -2.6388 / 2°38'19"W

OS Eastings: 357707

OS Northings: 398959

OS Grid: SJ577989

Mapcode National: GBR BX04.H6

Mapcode Global: WH984.FNN6

Plus Code: 9C5VF9P6+7F

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356253

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213564

ID on this website: 101356253

Location: St Thomas's Church, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN4

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Ashton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ashton-in-Makerfield

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Ashton-in-Makerfield St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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SJ 59 NE
(east side)
11/8 Church of
7.12.66 St. Thomas
Church, 1891-3. By Oldham of Manchester. Stone with concrete
tile roof. Nave with aisles under lean-to roofs, west tower,
chancel with north organ loft and south and east vestries.
Tower has north and south entrances with weathering and
weathered buttresses above. West 4-light window with
perpendicular tracery. North-west square stair turret.
Louvred bell openings, paired to east and west over 3-face
clock, cornice and embattled parapet with gargoyle to east.
Nave of 3 bays has paired 3-light elliptical-headed aisle
windows between flat buttresses to south, to north are
1:2:2-light windows. Clerestory has straight-headed
traceried windows mostly of 3 lights. South vestry of 2
gabled bays has 3 weathered buttresses and 4-light windows
small gabled porch. Chancel has 7-light east window with low
blind panels, one inscribed "Re-BUILT/1892-3", with a
keystone below dated 1714 from former church. 3-light north
window and lateral stack. East vestry is C20 with 3-light
straight-headed window. Organ loft is gabled, angled to
follow street; 3 straight-headed traceried lights and wheel
window; projection to west has parapet and entrance.
Interior: Nave has arcades with octagonal piers and no
capitals; the springers have shields. Arch-braced king and
queen post roof. Chancel arch is corbelled and has Tudor
flower ornament. Wood pulpit and stalls and panelling to
sanctuary; traceried reredos. North piscina with traceried
straight head. Font is octagonal on shafts and tracery
panels, relief crosses to alternate faces.

Listing NGR: SJ5770798959

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