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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: 1261804



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


District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Horsforth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1962

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436582

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HORSFORTH CHURCH LANE SE 23 NW LS 18 (west side) 8/125 Church of St. Margaret 19.10.1962 - II

Church. 1877-83, by J. L. Pearson; spire completed 1902 by J. B. Frazer. Coursed squared sandstone, slate roof. Nave with north and south aisles, south-east tower, north transepts, chancel. Large and prominent building, in Early English style, with stepped lancet windows, corner turrets. Five-bay nave has stepped triple-lancets to clerestorey all within 2-centred- arched surrounds, west end has angle buttresses terminating in short octagonal turrets with squat pinnacle tops, and west window of 5 high-set tall lancets; low buttressed aisles have small lancets, and gabled porches to the 1st bay: south porch, up 3 steps, has angle-buttresses, recessed 2-centred-arched doorway with a 2-centred arch with shafts and 2 orders of moulding, and carved apex cross; north porch is similar, but with 2 orders of chamfer. Tall 3-stage tower incoporating south-east stair turret has a tall 2-light window to the 1st stage, 2 small lancets in each face of the 2nd stage, a very tall belfry stage with 2 large louvred lancets in each side, all with 3 orders of chamfer and set in recessed panels with deeply.-weathered sills, and carved corbels above; and a broach spire with lucarnes on 3 levels. On north side of nave and chancel are coupled transepts, with stepped quintuple lancet windows under hoodmoulds. Chancel has 3 tall lancets in the south side, and an east window of three 2-light lancets with Y-tracery, separated by pilaster strips, and all within a recessed arch.

Interior: 5-bay aisle arcades of short columns with moulded annular caps, 2-centred double-chamfered arches; single-chamfered cross arches to the aisle; double-chamfered arches to north transepts; shafted arches on north and south sides of chancel, the former moulded and the latter chamfered; arch-braced collar-truss roof.

Listing NGR: SE2361138264

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National Grid Reference: SE 23611 38264


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