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Latitude: 53.6869 / 53°41'12"N
Longitude: -1.6424 / 1°38'32"W
OS Eastings: 423716
OS Northings: 421222
OS Grid: SE237212
Mapcode National: GBR JTZT.72
Mapcode Global: WHC9X.RL3D
Entry Name: Church of St Matthew
Listing Date: 3 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1313641
English Heritage Legacy ID: 340740
Location: Kirklees, WF13
Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury West
Built-Up Area: Dewsbury
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Dewsbury Team Parish
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
DEWSBURY CB HUDDERSFIELD ROAD
SE 22 SW (Dewsbury)
Church of St. Martthew
Gothic Revival church in Decorated style. 1848 by Bonomi and Cory.
Hammer dressed stone. Stone slate roof. Squat square, unbuttressed
west tower with stair turret. Low, 4-bay nave with lean-to north and
south aisles and south porch. 3-bay chancel with 2-bay chapel to
south and vestry to north. 2-light bell chamber openings with square
head and Tudor-arched lights. 3-light window, on west side.
Crenellated parapet. 2-light, square headed clerestory windows with
tracery. 3-light aisle and chapel windows. 6-light transomed window
to chancel, south side. Large 14-light transomed east window. All
with Decorated tracery. The lean-to vestry on north side has 3
diagonally set ashlar stacks with crenellated caps.
Interior: 4-bay arcade to north and south on octagonal piers. 2-bay
arcaded chancel with side chapel to right and organ to left. Choir
stalls in chancel. Carved and traceried chancel screen with texts at
base. Straight-backed pews with straight sides. Scissor braced nave
roof with pierced side panels. Heavy hammer beam chancel roof with
pierced spandrels and pendant bosses.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967.
Listing NGR: SE2371621222
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