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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Westhoughton, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.5617 / 53°33'42"N

Longitude: -2.5269 / 2°31'36"W

OS Eastings: 365193

OS Northings: 407359

OS Grid: SD651073

Mapcode National: GBR BWS7.QY

Mapcode Global: WH97T.4QYX

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 9 August 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067314

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210564

Location: Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5

County: Bolton

Civil Parish: Westhoughton

Built-Up Area: Westhoughton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wingates St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SD 60 NE

CHORLEY ROAD (north side)
Church of St. John the Evangelist


Church. 1858-9. By G. Shaw. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Nave, chancel and north vestry. Six-bay nave is wide, with low walls; two-light traceried windows between weathered buttresses. South gabled porch with segmental-pointed entrance and light over. West end has three-light window with pentangle in roundel and two trefoil-headed windows; two small buttresses. Bell cote to gable. Chancel has diagonal buttresses flanking three-light east window. South side has window of trefoil-headed lights with trefoils above and Y-tracery window flanking entrance with shouldered lintel. North lean-to vestry has triple pointed lights and entrance; brick stack on stone base.

Interior: roof has braced collar roof with pendants and wind braces. West gallery probably moved forward during late C20 alterations to make vestries and meeting room. Chancel has arch-braced roof, wainscotting and traceried reredos. C19 stained glass, good to east and south.

Listing NGR: SD6519307359

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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