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Church of St Thomas and St James, Worsbrough

Description: Church of St Thomas and St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333945

OS Grid Reference: SE3576204376
OS Grid Coordinates: 435762, 404376
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5348, -1.4619

Location: Bank End Road, Barnsley S70 4AJ

Locality: Worsbrough
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S70 4AJ

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Listing Text

SE30SE (north side)

2/69 Church of St. Thomas
and St. James
Church. 1858, consecrated 1860. By Flockton and Sons for patron
F. W. T. Vernon-Wentworth; vestry added 1879. Coursed, dressed sandstone,
Welsh slate roof. 4-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel with north
and south vestries the latter rising as a 3-stage tower. Gothic Revival, in
Early English style. Nave: chamfered plinth, buttresses at west angle and between
bays 3 and 4. Porch to bay 2 with shafts in jambs of pointed arch, coped gable
with cross. Other bays have paired lancets with quoined reveals and hoodmoulds.
Clerestorey with small, cusped lancets in recessed panels beneath eaves corbel
table. West window of 3 lancets with separate hoods. Gable copings with crosses.
Tower: angle buttresses to lower stages flanking lancet windows, string courses
between stages. Paired belfry lancets, set in recessed panels beneath corbel
tables, have louvres and string course rising as hood. Octagonal, broach spire
with louvred 2-light lucarnes and weathervane. Chancel: lower; bay 2 beyond
tower has string course rising over lancet and continuing over east window of
5 lancets set in recessed ashlar panel; 2 lancets on right into vestry.

Interior: octagonal piers to double-chamfered aisle arcades, similar chancel arch
on responds. 2-bay arcade to north vestry and organ chamber has moulded arches,
eastern arch subdivided by central pier with blind quatrefoil in ashlar spandrel.
Encaustic-tiled sanctuary. Font: 1879, octagonal with wrought-iron cover; replaces
original font made of coal. Pulpit: octagonal set on marble shafts and with carved
panels in ogee-headed niches, eagle lecturn carved on cornice. Traceried dado
panelling; contemporary fittings include linenfold-panelled, part-glazed inner porch
doors beneath arch inscribed "Enter into His Gates with thanksgiving". Stained glass
east and west windows by Barnett and Co. Leith. Church originally dedicated to
St. Thomas prior to amalgamation with St. James' in 1955.

A. Wright, The First Hundred Years of St. Thomas' Worsbro' Dale church,
booklet, 1959.

Listing NGR: SE3576204376

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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