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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1133752



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Calderdale

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Todmorden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 339036

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SD 9324 TODMORDEN (former M.B.) BURNLEY ROAD (OFF) (south side)

6/52 Christ Church



Commissioners church. 1832 by L. Vulliamy. Hammer-dressed stone, ashlar dressings, slate roof and north porch. Early English Lancet style. 5-bay nave. Angle buttresses, plinth, string, corbel table. 2-light windows with offset buttresses set between. Porch in 3rd bay of nave has string which rises over pointed arched doorway. Pyramidal finials with cross to centre of parapet. 2-light clerestorey windows. Finials to corners of aisles and clerestorey. West tower is embraced by canted walls for staircase to gallery. 3 stage embattled tower has clasping buttresses. Pointed arched west door. 2nd stage has stepped window of 3 tall lights. 3rd stage has 2-light belfry with to west face clock set within blind arcade. Buttresses continue to form finials. Shallow chancel has angle buttresses to east only. East window of 3 tall stepped lights set within a pointed arch with hoodmould. Interior: Nave has pointed arched arcade with octagonal columns and moulded capitals. Slightly cambered wooden roof. Chancel is thrown out a further 2 bays, and has waggon roof, and elaborate opus sectile mosaic with texts invoking the Redeemer and companies of saints amongst other scenes. Wrought iron chancel screen and gates. Gallery on 3 sides. Late C19 pews throughout. F. Kershaw, Todmorden Parish Church, (Todmorden 1982). N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (London, 1979), p.521.

Listing NGR: SD9349824424

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Kershaw, F , Todmorden Parish Church, (1982)
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 521

National Grid Reference: SD 93498 24424


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