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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Arkholme-with-Cawood, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.1406 / 54°8'26"N

Longitude: -2.6305 / 2°37'49"W

OS Eastings: 358909

OS Northings: 471825

OS Grid: SD589718

Mapcode National: GBR BN2K.9G

Mapcode Global: WH951.K6M2

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 4 October 1967

Last Amended: 4 December 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071728

English Heritage Legacy ID: 182297

Location: Arkholme-with-Cawood, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA6

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Civil Parish: Arkholme-with-Cawood

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Arkholme

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 57 SE
Church of St John the Baptist
4/3 (formerly listed as Parish Church)

Church, late Perpendicular, extensively restored in 1897 by Austin and
Paley. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof. Comprises a nave with south
aisle, a chancel under a continuous roof, a vestry, and a south porch. The
west wall has a 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery under a pointed
head. To the right is a buttress with offsets. The west window of the
aisle is of one trefoiled light. At the apex of the gable is an ashlar
bellcote topped by a cyma-moulded open segmental pediment. This probably
dates from the 1788 reconstruction, when the church was given round-headed
windows with plain stone surrounds, removed by Austin and Paley. The north
nave wall is of bays having cross windows with trefoiled upper lights.
The south aisle wall has 4 2-light windows with flat heads and trefoiled
lights, the 2 right-hand windows adjacent. The porch is buttressed and has
a coping with kneelers and a moulded doorway with pointed head and hood.
In the east wall of the aisle is a window of 2 hollow-chamfered
round-headed lights. The east window is of 4 trefoiled lights under a
pointed head with Perpendicular tracery. The hood mould is re-used and has
worn head stops. Both gables have copings with kneelers, the eastern one
also with a finial. Interior has 4-bay arcade of round arches of 2
chamfered orders and octagonal piers with capitals. Some masons' marks are
visible on the arches. The eastern capital has some rough carving,
including a dog chasing a hare and a slung horn. The roof has queen-post
trusses and wind-braced purlins. The eastern end of the church was rebuilt
during the restoration and contains twin sedilia and a piscina.

Listing NGR: SD5890971825

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

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