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Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3242 / 51°19'27"N

Longitude: -2.2041 / 2°12'14"W

OS Eastings: 385877

OS Northings: 158366

OS Grid: ST858583

Mapcode National: GBR 1SM.TVL

Mapcode Global: VH96W.RZ57

Plus Code: 9C3V8QFW+M9

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 26 November 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364180

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314129

Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Trowbridge

Built-Up Area: Trowbridge

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Trowbridge St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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970- /5/350 Church of St Thomas

Church. 1868-70, by Thomas Smith for the Clark family of Bellefield. Built of local squared and coursed rubble with Bath stone dressings; concre te tile roof, replacing original slates. Near symmetrical cruciform plan with NE baptistry and SE vestry; spirelet lost 1970. Early Pointed style. Four buttressed gables each have graduated triple lancets, comprising central 2-light window with flanking trefoiled lancets. The return elevations have Decorated 2-light windows set in gabled half dormers which are linked together and arranged in doubles and triplets. Two gabled porches set in lean-to projections, with moulded arches set on engaged shafts with foliate capitals.
INTERIOR: Open crossing with shallow l-bay transepts and chancel and 2-bay nave, divided by pointed ashlar arches with dogtooth moulding forming arched braces to principal stone rafters; the crossing is formed by similar arches, with a moulded boss; compound columns of red and grey sandstone shafts have foliate capitals. 2-centre arches to 2-bay nave aisles and vestry and baptistry. Tiled floors, wainscotting with painted walls above (repainted c1975).
Fittings: Contains a full set of furnishings including pews with 2-centre arched panels along front and rear rows, and brass umbrella rails to the ends, two matching chairs for the priest, a large square altar table with marble column legs and panelled sides, lectern with marble shaft and foliate capital, reading desk in the same style, and altar rail. The stone pulpit is bowed to the front with inscriptions and carved scenes, on a marble shaft with black columns around and supporting the lectum at the front, and steps up with a brass rail. Circular stone font in the baptistry. Organ by Griffin and Stround, Bath.

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