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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: 1139336



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


District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Henbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Nov-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 59055

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7/15 Church of St Thomas



Church. 1844-5. By Richard Lane (Colvin). Chancel of c.1870. Coursed rubble with plain and fishscale tile roof. West tower, nave chancel and south-eastern vestry. Western tower of 2 stages with octangonal spire. Blind wall to lower stage and clasping buttresses with off-sets. Stone band between stages and louvred lancet bell-opening above having a hood mould with decorated end-stops. West front: lower wall projects to level of face of clasping buttresses thus allowing a deep reveal to the west door. Above this the wall is recessed between the buttresses as on the other faces. Two-light decorated window with cusping and quatrefoil to apex and hood-mould with floral end-stops. Circular clock face above and lancet above that as in southern and northern fronts. Broach spire with lucarnes to alternate faces. Nave of 5 bays. South front has projecting plinths supporting pilaster buttresses of the same depth which rise to 3/4 of height of wall and then die via off-sets. Simple lancet windows between with ashlar quoins and voussoirs. Gabled porch to second bay from west of later date than main building. Simple corbel table below eaves. Vestry adjoining and obscuring chancel has gabled end with central gable chimney stack. North front: similar save for absence of vestry and quarter-octagonal stair turret in angle between west wall of nave and west tower. Bands of fish-scale tiling to nave and chancel roof alternating with plain tiles. Interior: Very deeply chamfered arch to chancel with pulpit set against right hand reveal; passage staircase to pulpit from vestry. Enriched pulpit and capitals and east window of 3 lights with 2 sexfoil and one cinquefoil to apex. Stained glass of c.1860 western organ gallery supported on iron columns. Monuments to Edward Marsland of 1869 by M Noble and E Thomas Marsland also of 1869 by M Noble.

Listing NGR: SJ8814073622

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978)

National Grid Reference: SJ 88140 73622


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