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Church of St Thomas, Pontesbury

Description: Church of St Thomas

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259479

OS Grid Reference: SJ4326310133
OS Grid Coordinates: 343263, 310133
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6859, -2.8408

Location: 20 Church Close, Pontesbury, Shropshire SY5 8PR

Locality: Pontesbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 8PR

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Listing Text


1/176 Church of St Thomas

- II

Parochial chapel, now redundant. 1840 by Edward Haycock. Coursed local
limestone rubble, machine tile roofs. Plain lancet style; nave, chancel,
south vestry, west porch and bellcote. Nave: buttressed in 4 bays with lean-
to vestry in east bay of south side; windows all broad lancets; gabled west
porch with gabled bellcote (housing single bell) above. Short chancel of one
bay with broad lancet in east wall. Interior: retains its original open
benches and west gallery supported on plain cast-iron columns; most of the
other fittings are late C19/early C20; plain reading desk, stone pulpit with
marble shafts and slender octagonal font all of c.1880. The base of the
communion table is mid-C17; early C17 oak panelling in north and south walls
added when chancel was re-modelled internally c.1929. Erected on a site given
by Thomas Harries of Cruckton in 1838 and built at a cost of £949 (raised by
public subscription), the chapel formerly served the second portion of Pontesbury
parish. V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.290.

Listing NGR: SJ4326310133

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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