PARISH CHURCH OF ST THOMAS A BECKET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1348170
Date first listed:
09-Dec-1983
Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST THOMAS A BECKET, NORTHAW ROAD WEST

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST THOMAS A BECKET, NORTHAW ROAD WEST

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
Welwyn Hatfield (District Authority)
Parish:
Northaw and Cuffley
National Grid Reference:
TL 27922 02312

Details

Northaw TL 20 SE NORTHAW AND NORTHAW ROAD WEST CUFFLEY

12/243 Parish Church of St Thomas a Becket -

GV II*

Church. 1881, by C Kirk and Son of Sleaford. Replacing church of 1809. N aisle added 1887, choir and vestry 1893. Rock cut stone. Slate roof. Lincolnshire Decorated style. Tall SW tower in 5 stages. Clasp buttresses with crocketed finials. Cusped parapet. 3-light ground floor windows. Clock on W face. 2- light belfry windows. Nave has 5-light W window with flowing tracery. Door in projecting gabled surround. N nave aisle has 5 eaves gables over 3-light windows, the porch gable with curved triangular traceried window. 5-light E window with flowing tracery. S aisle has small 2-light windows and an eaves corbel table. Exceptionally complete interior with elaborate wall paintings and fittings. 5-bay nave with piers and hood moulds to arches. Scissor brace roof. Similar roof to choir, painted 1893. 2-arch opening to former vestry on N and chancel chapel on S, the arches with cinguefoiled heads. Sedilia of 3 trefoiled arches. Piscina with foliage-carved bowl. Perpendicular style chancel arch and rood given 1913. Polygonal stone pulpit with richly crocketed gabled sides, stone figures at the angles. Nave and chancel walls with wall paintings depicting New Testament scenes and foliage patterns. Complete original stained glass. East window signed Ward Hughes 1882. West window Ward & Hughes 1887. 3 north aisle windows c.1895 by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. (Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2792202312

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
158507
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)

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: 14 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/10319/18
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