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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: 1252763



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


District: Wakefield

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Featherstone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Mar-1964

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Oct-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 435865

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FEATHERSTONE VICTORIA STREET SE 42 SW (south side) 3/12 Church of St. Thomas 13.3.64 (formerly listed as Purston Parish Church) - II Church. 1876-78. Rockfaced sandstone, green slate roof with red cockscomb ridging tiles. Early English style. Nave with north and south aisles and south porch and chancel. Tall 4-bay nave under steeply-pitched roof has angle buttresses and pilasters, 4 clerestorey windows of large quatrefoils with short coupled lancets beneath them; buttressed aisle has gabled porch to 1st bay with 2-centred arched outer doorway chamfered in 3 orders, lancet windows in the other bays. West gable has 3 lancets with linked hoodmoulds, and a large "rose" window above, formed by a central roundel with a rectilinear and curved tracery making a surround of 8 foils. Three-bay chancel has lancet windows, and east window of 3 stepped lancets in a recessed arch. Steeply-pitched roofs with gable copings and apex crosses. Interior: 4-bay aisle arcades of double-chamfered arches springing from exceptionally wide square capitals of roughly-hewn shallow blocks carried on relatively slim columns, with similarly hewn black stops to the hoodmoulds. Chancel arch with shafts rising from similarly roughly hewn figured corbels. (This decorative treatment perhaps a deliberate aesthetic reflection of the mining community which the church served).

Listing NGR: SE4262920091

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National Grid Reference: SE 42629 20091


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