CHURCH OF ST THOMAS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1252763
Date first listed:
13-Mar-1964
Date of most recent amendment:
09-Oct-1987
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST THOMAS, VICTORIA STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST THOMAS, VICTORIA STREET

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

District:
Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Featherstone
National Grid Reference:
SE 42629 20091

Details

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
435865
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 09 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/10694/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Robson. Source Historic England Archive
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