An historic church in Bradford has been given the largest slice of a £1.1 million restoration grant for places of worship across West Yorkshire.

St Clement’s, Barkerend, is one of seven grade I and II-listed buildings awarded the grant by English Heritage today.

Its grant, which totals £201,000, will be used to repair the nave of the 118-year-old grade II-listed building, its north aisle and bell turret and windows on its south face.

All Saints Church, Little Horton, Bradford, will also receive £111,000 under the scheme to repair its tower and spire, the vestry chimney and masonry around its windows.

Trevor Mitchell, of English Heritage, said: “These grants aim to support urgent repairs, nipping problems in the bud like leaking roofs which, if left unchecked, would allow dampness to spread, decaying wonderful interiors and requiring far more costly remedies in the future.

“Maintaining our historic places of worship is a massive challenge, but the support we have pledged today with the Heritage Lottery Fund is a token of our on-going commitment to local communities and congregations.”

Saltaire United Reformed Church, where the model village’s founder and industrialist Titus Salt is buried, has also benefited from a £146,000 award.

St Clement’s, in Barkerend Road, was designed by Edward Prioleau Warren and built in 1892 in the neo-Gothic style. Its interior includes a fine painted plasterwork chancel ceiling, nave arcade spandrels, large wall paintings, mosaic work and stained glass.

The grade II-listed All Saints, in Little Horton Green was designed by Bradford architect Thomas Healy and built in 1864 in the late 13th century decorated gothic style.

It is known as the finest and most richly detailed of the Bradford’s churches and reflects the success of the city’s Victorian industrialists.

Fiona Spiers, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “We are delighted, in partnership with English Heritage, to be able to offer grant support to 16 of these wonderful structures, helping to ensure that these magnificent buildings are safeguarded for the future.”