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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: 1134543



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


District: Calderdale

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1980

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 339222

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SOWERBY BRIDGE HAUGH END LANE SE 0423 and SE 0523 (south side) 12/80 Church of St George 11.7.80 GV II Church. 1839-40 by Edward Walsh. Coursed squared stone, ashlar dressings, stone slate roof. Norman style. West tower, nave with north vestry, chancel with apse. Tower: 3 stages; pilaster butresses; door and one window to each stage on each side; parapet. Nave: 5 bays defined by pilaster buttresses; round-arched windows have shafts with cushion capitals and zig-zag ornament to heads; parapet on simple block corbels. Chancel: l-bay with apse; added aisles with door to north, window to south; east end has 3 stepped round-arched windows with hoodmould over all. Interior: west gallery supported on 2 octagonal columns with Passion scene carved on front (1931). Three round-arched roof trusses to nave on corbelled tiebeams with pendants. Round chancel arch with zig-zag, nail-head and billet decoration and shafts with cushion capitals. Fine carved panelling and seat to sanctuary and carved screen between nave and choir (dated 1931). Font, brought in 1970 from St John the Divine, Thorpe (built in 1880), is octangonal with carved sides and stands on central column with 8 outer marble colonettes. Sowerby St George's, a brief history, pamphlet; Kelly's Directory 1893.

Listing NGR: SE0547523147

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Sowerby St George's a brief history - pamphlet
'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, (1893)

National Grid Reference: SE 05475 23147


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