Deposited Plan No. 724
Kirkgate: New Vestry
|Deposited Plan Number:||724|
|Date:||12 April 1879|
|Property Name / Number:||St Peter's Parish Church|
|Area:||Huddersfield Town Centre|
|Grid Reference:||no data|
|Building Project:||New Vestry|
|Type:||Church - extension|
|Applicant:||Church Wardens of the Parish Church|
|Applicant Address:||no data|
|Architect Address:||Lord Street|
|Status of Project:|
|Contractor Address:||no data|
|Work Commenced:||no data|
|Work Completed:||no data|
|Subsequent Alterations / History:||no data|
|English Heritage Listing:||no data|
|Location of Archives:||Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives|
|Buildings of Huddersfield ID:||726|
The additional octagonal choir vestry constructed on the south-east corner of the parish church designed by Edward Hughes matches the style and form of J. P. Pritchett's 1834-6 building with its vestry on the north east of the building. The stonework is better executed whilst the simple mouldings and carved heads are reminiscent of the architect's measured drawings of Kilmallock Abbey, Co. Limerick, for which he was awarded the R.I.B.A. Silver Medal. The building appears to be symmetrical, but there was the problem of changing levels to overcome, which Hughes successfully resolved.
The relationship with the incumbent and churchwardens of the Parish Church was obviously a good one. Hughes was shortly after this commission appointed to design the new Parish Schools in Venn Street and Kirkgate. (See Deposited Plans 763).
The application includes two sheets of nicely drawn, signed plans, showing plan and elevations.