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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: 1201683



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


District: Oldham

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Mar-1993

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 388923

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SD90NE NORTHGATE LANE 780-1/2/59 (West side) Church of St Thomas


Parish church. 1872, western vestry added 1933. By H Cockburn. Coursed and squared rubble laid in small blocks. Welsh slate roof with scalloped bands. West tower, nave with clerestory, 2 lean-to aisles, chancel. West tower with angle buttresses, west door in double chamfered arch, 3-light Decorated window over, and foiled lancet above. Clock, then paired bell-chamber lights in recessed upper stage with octagonal pilasters terminating in traceried pinnacles to parapet above. Turret with spirelet to north east. 3-light windows with stilted arch in west of south aisle, canted vestry to north aisle, added 1933. Gabled south porch, with paired shafts to doorway. Paired plate traceried windows in stilted arches to aisles. Gabled chapel to east of north aisle, vestry east of south aisle. 3-light plate traceried windows in stilted arches to clerestory. 2-tier 2-light chancel windows, eaves cornice with rosettes to chancel, and angle buttresses. 5-light Decorated East window, and cinquefoil lights in chancel clerestory to north. INTERIOR: west tower arch with clustered shafts, and nave arcade of 4 bays also with clustered shafts on high bases, with octagonal capitals and double chamfered arches. String course over, and wall shafts carrying cambered roof trusses, with collar and two purlins. Wide double chamfered chancel arch carried on shafts sprung from corbels. North aisle chapel with oak fittings, including memorial screen. Encaustic tiled floor to chancel; reredos, stone with marble inlay, flanked by tiled panels with some low relief. Marble panels above, inscribed with 10 commandments etc. Organ chamber to the south. Integral pulpit to north of chancel arch, timber on stone base, with high relief figures of saints. Octagonal font with recessed panels each with high relief, beneath tower. STAINED GLASS: north aisle with windows of 1902 and 1908 by Mayer and Co of Munich, and of 1928 by Jones and Willis. East window in medieval idiom, date unknown, but probably c1880. South aisle windows by Capronnier, dated between 1881 and 1891 and forming a series.

Listing NGR: SD9506707542

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National Grid Reference: SD 95067 07542


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