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Heights Chapel, St Thomas Old Church, Saddleworth

Description: Heights Chapel, St Thomas Old Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 212027

OS Grid Reference: SD9821209061
OS Grid Coordinates: 398212, 409061
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5781, -2.0285

Location: Broad Lane, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 5TU

Locality: Saddleworth
County: Oldham
Country: England
Postcode: OL3 5TU

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Listing Text

SD 90 NE (north-west

3/20 Heights Chapel,
St. Thomas Old
(formerly listed
as Church of
19/6/67 St. Thomas)
- II*
Church, now redundant. 1765 on west door lintels. Hammer-
dressed watershot stone with graduated stone slate roof. 3-
sided gallery plan with small chancel and later vestry wing.
4 x 2 bays. Quoins. The west has twin doors with
architraves, dated lintels, and cornices, on either side of
a semi-circular-headed window with Y-tracery, impost
capitals and keystone. A continuous dripmould is stepped
above it. 2 similar windows on the first floor under one
hoodmould. Coped gable and C19 bell-cote. The side
elevations have similar windows on two tiers and are mostly
blocked. Chancel has canted sides, a lean-to roof and
Venetian east window. Vestry wing repeats a similar Venetian
window. Interior: galleries on Tuscan columns with C19
timber parapet walls. Tie-beam roof trusses (probably C19)
have queen posts and arched struts: all chamfered and
decoratively painted. Stencilled paintwork around chancel.
Wall plaque memorials to the Buckley family.

Listing NGR: SD9821209061

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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