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Church of St Thomas, Lees

Description: Church of St Thomas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 August 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 212451

OS Grid Reference: SD9528604454
OS Grid Coordinates: 395286, 404454
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5367, -2.0726

Location: West Street, Oldham OL4 5AW

Locality: Lees
County: Oldham
Country: England
Postcode: OL4 5AW

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Listing Text

The enry for:-
(north side)
8/47 Church of St Thomas
The grade shall be amended to read :-
Grade II*


(north side)
8/47 Church of
22/8/67 St. Thomas
- II
Church. 1848. By E.H. Shellard for the Church
Commissioners with tower added in 1855, organ chamber added
1885 and minor improvements 1889. Hammer-dressed stone with
slate roof. Nave, aisles, west tower and chancel flanked by
vestry and organ chamber. Perpendicular Gothic revival. 6-
bay nave and 2-bay chancel with continuous sill band and
castellated parapet. Each bay has a weathered buttress
topped by a crocketed pinnacle and a 2-light window below
hoodmould with carved stops. Porch in bay 2 bears date 1848
above arched door. 4-light east window. 4-stage castellated
west tower with 4-centred arch door, 4-light west window,
clock faces, 3-light belfry openings and diagonal buttresses
rising into crocketed pinnacles. Interior: double-chamfered
nave arcade with octagonal columns. Hammer-beam roof trusses
spring from carved head corbels. No clerestory but dormer
windows. West gallery with blind-arcaded parapet. Poppyhead
pews, carved pulpit, dado panelling, and canopied choir
stalls by Shaw of Uppermill. Carved stone reredos and
sanctuary panelling. Stained glass, much by Capronnier,

Listing NGR: SD9528604454

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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