British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More, Bradford-on-Avon

Description: Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 312585

OS Grid Reference: ST8258661016
OS Grid Coordinates: 382586, 161016
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3480, -2.2514

Location: Market Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN

Locality: Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA15 1LN

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

5411 (West Side)

Roman Catholic Church
of St Thomas More
ST 8261 1/188


The properties of the Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More and the
Midland Bank in Church Street were originally built to house the Town
Hall and Council Offices. Together these properties form the single most
prominent feature in the townscape of Bradford-on-Avon. 1854-5 by Thomas
Fuller of Bath. Ashlar. Occupying a corner site. The main entrance
to the building is set diagonally across the corner of the building, which
is dominated by a tall octagonal tower with an onion dome supporting a
ball and weathervane. Moulded cornice below dome with finely carved grotesques
at angles. Triple sound-holes to each face of the tower. Octagonal top
has weatherings which rise from a larger base. The whole tower then turns
square with parapets, large corner finials and Jacobean-shaped gablets
effecting the change. Clock on raised field directly over entrance.
Deep broken cornice under clock, with the extended centre light of a large
3-light mullioned window rising through cornice. Large sloping offset
occurs above ground-floor level and continues across on to 2 low flanking
extensions. Main entrance has a large flattened 4-centred arch with multiple
mouldings, and a hood-mould with heraldic label-stops. Triangular fanlight
and double wooden doors up 4 steps. Circular device with shield and date
1854 over doorway.

The Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More forms a group with all the
listed buildings in Church Street, The Chantry and Little Chantry, No
7 and Nos 9 to 19 (consec) Barton Orchard, Nos 5 and 6 and 27 to 31 (consec)
and wall,Newtown.

Listing NGR: ST8258761023

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.