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Church of St Martin

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighouse, Calderdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7043 / 53°42'15"N

Longitude: -1.784 / 1°47'2"W

OS Eastings: 414358

OS Northings: 423115

OS Grid: SE143231

Mapcode National: GBR HTZL.KV

Mapcode Global: WHC9V.K5Q2

Entry Name: Church of St Martin

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338800

Location: Calderdale, HD6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Brighouse

Built-Up Area: Brighouse

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Brighouse Saint Martin

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

BRIGHOUSE CHURCH LANE, BRIGHOUSE
SE 12 SW
3/51 Church of St. Martin
3.1.67
G.V. II

Commissioners' Church. 1831 by L. Hammerton. Hammer-dressed stone, ashlar
dressings, slate roof. Nave, west tower and added chancel c.1906 by Hodgson
Fowler. No aisles. Nave has 6 bays of lancet windows with 'Y'-tracery, angle
buttresses between each bay with pointed heads and weathering. Embattled
parapet. Between nave and chancel is octagonal pinnacle. Chancel has similar
buttresses dividing 3 bays of arch headed windows with more decorative tracery.
East window of similar character under string course which rises parallel
with gable. Plain parapet. Tower of 3 stages with set back buttresses has
empty niche to 1st stage over arch headed doorway. 2nd stage added
clock c.1846 over arched window. Belfry has 'Y'-tracery. Embattled parapet has
crocketed pinnacles. The west front has 3 tall lancets with 'Y'-tracery, one in
lst stage of tower.

Interior: Wide bare nave with flat partly coved ceiling. Large west gallery
originally on 3 sides now cut back. Chancel, of ashlar inside, has tall chancel
arch and arcades. Complete furnishings in Perpendicular style, including
painted and carved reredos. Elaborate pulpit 1912. One window of glass in
Pre-Raphaelite style c.1820 by Morris, and fine East Window with figures of
saints.
N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (London 1967) p.147. G. Hepworth,
Brighouse its Scenery and Antiquities (Halifax 1885) p.8.


Listing NGR: SE1435823115

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