ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST THOMAS MORE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1364518
Date first listed:
23-Aug-1974
Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST THOMAS MORE, CHURCH STREET
Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST THOMAS MORE, MARKET STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST THOMAS MORE, CHURCH STREET
Statutory Address:
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST THOMAS MORE, MARKET STREET

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bradford-on-Avon
National Grid Reference:
ST8258961012

Details

1. MARKET STREET 5411 (West Side)

Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More ST 8261 1/188

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2. The properties of the Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More and the Midland Bank in Church Street were originally built to house the Town Hall and Council Offices. Together these properties form the single most prominent feature in the townscape of Bradford-on-Avon. 1854-5 by Thomas Fuller of Bath. Ashlar. Occupying a corner site. The main entrance to the building is set diagonally across the corner of the building, which is dominated by a tall octagonal tower with an onion dome supporting a ball and weathervane. Moulded cornice below dome with finely carved grotesques at angles. Triple sound-holes to each face of the tower. Octagonal top has weatherings which rise from a larger base. The whole tower then turns square with parapets, large corner finials and Jacobean-shaped gablets effecting the change. Clock on raised field directly over entrance. Deep broken cornice under clock, with the extended centre light of a large 3-light mullioned window rising through cornice. Large sloping offset occurs above ground-floor level and continues across on to 2 low flanking extensions. Main entrance has a large flattened 4-centred arch with multiple mouldings, and a hood-mould with heraldic label-stops. Triangular fanlight and double wooden doors up 4 steps. Circular device with shield and date 1854 over doorway.

The Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More forms a group with all the listed buildings in Church Street, The Chantry and Little Chantry, No 7 and Nos 9 to 19 (consec) Barton Orchard, Nos 5 and 6 and 27 to 31 (consec) and wall,Newtown.



Listing NGR: ST8258961012

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
312585
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: 23 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04180/07
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