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Heights Chapel, St Thomas Old Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saddleworth, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5781 / 53°34'41"N

Longitude: -2.0285 / 2°1'42"W

OS Eastings: 398212

OS Northings: 409061

OS Grid: SD982090

Mapcode National: GBR GW82.M2

Mapcode Global: WHB95.TB78

Entry Name: Heights Chapel, St Thomas Old Church

Listing Date: 19 June 1967

Last Amended: 3 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356677

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212027

Location: Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3

County: Oldham

Civil Parish: Saddleworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Friarmere St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SD 90 NE (north-west

3/20 Heights Chapel,
St. Thomas Old
(formerly listed
as Church of
19/6/67 St. Thomas)
- II*
Church, now redundant. 1765 on west door lintels. Hammer-
dressed watershot stone with graduated stone slate roof. 3-
sided gallery plan with small chancel and later vestry wing.
4 x 2 bays. Quoins. The west has twin doors with
architraves, dated lintels, and cornices, on either side of
a semi-circular-headed window with Y-tracery, impost
capitals and keystone. A continuous dripmould is stepped
above it. 2 similar windows on the first floor under one
hoodmould. Coped gable and C19 bell-cote. The side
elevations have similar windows on two tiers and are mostly
blocked. Chancel has canted sides, a lean-to roof and
Venetian east window. Vestry wing repeats a similar Venetian
window. Interior: galleries on Tuscan columns with C19
timber parapet walls. Tie-beam roof trusses (probably C19)
have queen posts and arched struts: all chamfered and
decoratively painted. Stencilled paintwork around chancel.
Wall plaque memorials to the Buckley family.

Listing NGR: SD9821209061

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