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The Parish Church of St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burgess Hill, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9573 / 50°57'26"N

Longitude: -0.1332 / 0°7'59"W

OS Eastings: 531205

OS Northings: 119200

OS Grid: TQ312192

Mapcode National: GBR JMD.WPD

Mapcode Global: FRA B6LL.5WR

Entry Name: The Parish Church of St John

Listing Date: 22 April 1950

Last Amended: 27 November 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025854

English Heritage Legacy ID: 302096

Location: Burgess Hill, Mid Sussex, West Sussex, RH15

County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex

Civil Parish: Burgess Hill

Built-Up Area: Burgess Hill

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Burgess Hill St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


1/1 The Parish Church of St John

II* (star)

Church. 1861-3 with vestry added in 1889. Architect T Talbot Bury. Gothic style. Polychrome brickwork in Flemish bond. Red brick with diaper designs in black and yellow brick and Wealden sandstone dressings. Tiled roof with bands of plain and fishscale tiles. Three and a half bay nave, north and south aisles, south porch, transepts, chancel and NW tower with spire. NW tower of3 stages. Top or bell stage has double trefoil windows with circular window above and tall gables with iron crosses. Angel waterspouts at corners. Double trefoil lancets to middle stage and arched doorcase to ground floor. Deep plinth. Buttresses. Diaper patterns. Tiled spire with bands of plain and fishscale tiles. Nave west end has traceried window with five trefoiled lights. Clerestorey has two double and two triple quatrefoil windows. South aisle has double or triple trefoil windows; north aisle has three gables. Gabled south porch with colonnettes and triple window. South transept has rose window with two double trefoiled windows beneath and lancets to sides. North transept similar but with lancets below rose window and arched doorcase below. Chancel has traceried east window and double trefoil windows to sides with quatrefoils above. Attached polygonal vestry to north east. This and the north transept have been converted into a parish hall and pastoral centre.
INTERIOR; Nave of three and a half bays, the west end having originally had a gallery. Octagonal columns to arcade. Arched braced roof with kingposts. Octagonal font and original pews. Lectern and pulpit of wood gilded. Elaborate wooden chancel screen. Marble and stone altar. Chancel roof a more elaborate arch braced type. Stained glass in south aisle by Mayer and Co of Munich and London and the East window could also be by the same firm. Although the walls have been whitewashed some of the polychrome brickwork is showing through in the chancel. C20 screen has closed off north transept and north aisle from rest of church.

Listing NGR: TQ3120519200

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