Luton Heritage Forum

St Thomas’s Church

Address : Hitchin Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL1021023699

Site Status : Draft Local List

Site Description : Victorian small parish church Circa 1862, in very much simplified Gothic-style designed by H. J Pearson, a Luton architect and built at a cost of £1150. Luton grey brick with red brick dressings. Welsh slate roof with crested ridge tiles. Four bay nave with stone gable, sloping dentil eaves. Paired windows with stone surrounds. Flint and yellow brick buttress dividing the bays. To south side, second bay from West has picturesque timber openwork porch with brick plinth. West end, two tall windows with triangular cusped windows above. Stone bell turret

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Historic Interest; Association with Individuals or Events of Special Local Value

Site Location (OS map and aerial view)

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External Links

Bing Maps view - an angled aerial view centred on the current site, which is marked with a blue dot. Bing enables you to move round and view all four sides of the building (n.b. when viewing from other angles, the blue dot may not always indicate the correct building).

Stopsley Parish Church - St Thomas’s Church official website.

Wikipedia's Glossary of Architecture - you might find this helpful if you are not familiar with all the architectural terms used to describe this site. There are links to other glossaries on our Links page.

Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to St Thomas's Church and are all within about 1000 metres :

Bushmead Road
Stopsley Common Farm [Draft Local List]
Butterfield Green Road
Manor Farm [Draft Local List]
111 Butterfield Green Road [Grade II listed]
Hitchin Road
Stopsley War Memorial [Draft Local List]
367 Hitchin Road - The Jolly Topers Public House [Draft Local List]
386 Hitchin Road - Round Green Tavern [Draft Local List]
St Thomas' Road
Stopsley Baptist Church [Draft Local List]
Stockingstone Road
St Christopher’s Church [Grade II listed]

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