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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 22480 29175


SE2229 BD11 WHITEHALL ROAD MORLEY (west side), Drighlington 6/10 Church of St. Paul


Church. 1876-78 by Swinden Barber (Halifax), sanctuary remodelled c1928 by Sir Charles Nicholson (Diocesan Architect). Hammer-dressed stone, ashlar dressings, Welsh blue-slate roof. West tower, nave, aisle and chancel, south porch, Gothic Revival style, mixed but mainly Perpendicular. 3-stage embattled tower, each stage set back with chamfered band. 5-light window with panel tracery; 2nd stage has lancets; 3rd stage has 4-light belfry openings with cusped lights under which is clock added c1933. 4-bay nave with plinth, gabled porch set in 1st bay of aisle, 3-light windows with panel tracery to aisle, clerestorey with four 3-light chamfered-mullioned windows with cusped lights. Coped gable with cross finial on right. Lower chancel of 3 bays, 2 of which have continuation of aisle with 2-light windows with traceried heads and priests' door with ogee lintel in lean-to porch at junction with nave. 3rd bay has larger 3-light window with traceried head. Diagonal buttresses to east end which has large 7-light window with panel tracery, hoodmould with carved face stops, coped gable surmounted by cross.

Interior: nave has pointed-arch arcades on octagonal piers with moulded capitals carved with foliage decoration. King-post roof with carved bosses to soffit of tie-beams and with arch-braced intermediate trusses. Opus sectile mosaic over chancel arch illustrates St. Paul set between coconut trees. Chancel has hammer- beam roof with gilded angels.

Furnishings: retains original pews and choir-stalls which have Perpendicular traceried bench ends. Parclose screen to south chapel with 2-bay arcade to chancel, Caen stone pulpit has fine carved bas relief depicting scenes from St. Paul's life. Elaborate altar with parchemin panelled oak reredos flanked by fluted pilasters and rail with Jacobean-style finials.

Stained glass windows by Charles Kempe (London) c1884-1902 with some later windows by Powell of Leeds.

Listing NGR: SE2248029175


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

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Date: 21 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/13074/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard W E Turner. Source Historic England Archive
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