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Parish Church of St Thomas a Becket, Northaw and Cuffley

Description: Parish Church of St Thomas a Becket

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158507

OS Grid Reference: TL2792202312
OS Grid Coordinates: 527922, 202312
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7050, -0.1501

Location: 1 Vineyards Road, Northaw EN6 4NW

Locality: Northaw and Cuffley
Local Authority: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: EN6 4NW

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Listing Text


12/243 Parish Church of
St Thomas a Becket


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

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Source: English Heritage

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