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Description: Church of St Thomas
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213564
OS Grid Reference: SJ5770798959
OS Grid Coordinates: 357707, 398959
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4856, -2.6388
ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD WARRINGTON ROAD
SJ 59 NE
11/8 Church of
7.12.66 St. Thomas
Church, 1891-3. By Oldham of Manchester. Stone with concrete
tile roof. Nave with aisles under lean-to roofs, west tower,
chancel with north organ loft and south and east vestries.
Tower has north and south entrances with weathering and
weathered buttresses above. West 4-light window with
perpendicular tracery. North-west square stair turret.
Louvred bell openings, paired to east and west over 3-face
clock, cornice and embattled parapet with gargoyle to east.
Nave of 3 bays has paired 3-light elliptical-headed aisle
windows between flat buttresses to south, to north are
1:2:2-light windows. Clerestory has straight-headed
traceried windows mostly of 3 lights. South vestry of 2
gabled bays has 3 weathered buttresses and 4-light windows
small gabled porch. Chancel has 7-light east window with low
blind panels, one inscribed "Re-BUILT/1892-3", with a
keystone below dated 1714 from former church. 3-light north
window and lateral stack. East vestry is C20 with 3-light
straight-headed window. Organ loft is gabled, angled to
follow street; 3 straight-headed traceried lights and wheel
window; projection to west has parapet and entrance.
Interior: Nave has arcades with octagonal piers and no
capitals; the springers have shields. Arch-braced king and
queen post roof. Chancel arch is corbelled and has Tudor
flower ornament. Wood pulpit and stalls and panelling to
sanctuary; traceried reredos. North piscina with traceried
straight head. Font is octagonal on shafts and tracery
panels, relief crosses to alternate faces.
Listing NGR: SJ5770798959
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Source: English Heritage
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