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Description: Church of St Thomas
Date Listed: 22 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 273329
OS Grid Reference: SJ8382154110
OS Grid Coordinates: 383821, 354110
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0840, -2.2430
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KIDSGROVE C.P. THE AVENUE (east side)
SJ 85 SW
5/45 Church of St. Thomas
Parish church. 1837, perhaps by Mrs. Kinnersley of Clough Hall (demolished)
with a chancel of 1853 by Scott. Red and blue brick (English bond) and
slate roof; chancel of chisel dressed freestone with ashlar quoins and
dressings, and plain tile roof with shaped tile bands and stone coped
verges. West tower clasped by a pair of western annexes which continue
the roof line of a 3 1/2-bay nave; 2-bay chancel. West tower of 4 stages
with a battlemented parapet. Pointed west door with returned dripstone
and raised key. Small window above with 3 pointed lights and a square
dripstone. The third stage has clocks within moulded circular surrounds.
Lancet belfry windows. Each of the western annexes flanking the tower
has a western lancet. Nave. Lancet windows with returned dripstones
and raised keys. Buttresses at the bay divisions. Chancel. Pointed
windows with Geomentric tracery and scroll moulded dripstones terminating
in carved heads or naturalistic foliage. Scroll moulded sill string
continued over a central pointed south door as a dripstone. Gabled but-
trusses at the bay divisions and corners. Interior. The nave has a
decorative plaster fringe at the top of the walls and king-post roof trusses
with Perpendicular tracery. Panelled west gallery on slim cast iron
columns of quatrefoil section with moulded capitals. The gallery carries
an organ decorated with Gothic tracery. High pointed chancel arch with
several roll and fillet moulded orders on cylindrical columns with moulded
capitals; hoodmould terminating in carved heads. The chancel windows
have pointed rere arches with roll and fillet moulded hoods terminating
in bunches of stiff leaf. Fittings. 5-bay marble reredos with trefoil
headed panels and central crocketed hood. Contemporary altar table and
rail: octagonal shafts with moulded capitals. Panelled stalls of similar
date. Pulpit probably by Scott: marble columns with capitals of natur-
alistic foliage, and octagonal panels containing the symbols of the Evang-
elists. C19 octagonal font with panelled sides and ball flower ornament.
B.o.E. p. 162.
Listing NGR: SJ8382154110
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Source: English Heritage
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