Deposited Plan No. 724

Kirkgate: New Vestry


Deposited Plan Number:724
Date:12 April 1879
Plans Register:1869-1886
Property Name / Number:St Peter's Parish Church
Area:Huddersfield Town Centre
District:Central Ward
Grid Reference:no data
Building Project:New Vestry
Type:Church - extension
Applicant:Church Wardens of the Parish Church
Applicant Address:no data
Architect:Edward Hughes
Architect Address:Lord Street
Status of Project:
Contractor:no data
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:no data
Work Completed:no data
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:no data
English Heritage Listing:no data
Location of Archives:Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:726


Additional Information

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.