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Church of St Thomas, Lydiate

Description: Church of St Thomas

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 216484

OS Grid Reference: SD3632605728
OS Grid Coordinates: 336326, 405728
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5443, -2.9624

Location: Church Lane, Lydiate, Sefton L31 4DP

Locality: Lydiate
County: Sefton
Country: England
Postcode: L31 4DP

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Listing Text

SD 30 NE
(north side)
4/85 Church of
11.10.68 St. Thomas
Church. 1839-41 with chancel of 1913. Probably S. Holmes
and Sons. Stone with slate roof, east part of dressed stone
with ashlar bands and dressings. Nave, west tower, chancel,
north vestry and organ loft and south chapel. 4-bay nave
has sill course in form of dripmould and coped gables.
Lancet windows with chamfered reveals and hood moulds.
Leaded glazing with some stained glass windows. West tower
has pointed entrances to west and south with hoodmoulds;
north lancet. Blind crosses above. Top stage has sill
course, cornice and weathered parapet and pinnacles.
Lancets have central stone panel with quatrefoil, leaded
glazing below and louvres above; south side has clock face
above stone panel. Chancel has gabled angle buttresses and
3-light east window with early Perpendicular tracery.
Similar 2-light south window and two 2-light clerestory
windows over chapel, which has two 2-light windows and
similar east window. North vestry has north and east
windows of 3 elliptical-headed lights. Organ loft has 2-
light north window. Large gabled buttress with fragmentary
wall to left at south east angle of nave and fragmentary
wall to west of organ loft suggest rebuilding plans.
Interior: Deep west gallery on 2 octagonal iron columns;
open-well stair in tower. Flat nave ceiling with tie beams,
chancel has waggon roof. Chancel arch dies into octagonal
piers; flanking segmental arches. Springers for projected
nave arcades and rubble with projecting stones above. 2-bay
segmental-headed arcade to chapel, arches dying into pier
and responds, similar pointed arch to organ loft. Chancel
has recess for sedilia and high reredos with alabaster
relief panels.

Listing NGR: SD3632605728

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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