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Latitude: 53.8086 / 53°48'31"N
Longitude: -2.3571 / 2°21'25"W
OS Eastings: 376578
OS Northings: 434764
OS Grid: SD765347
Mapcode National: GBR CSZD.HG
Mapcode Global: WH96Q.RJRL
Entry Name: Church of St John Evangelist
Listing Date: 17 December 1968
Last Amended: 17 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1072077
English Heritage Legacy ID: 183521
Location: Read, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB12
District: Ribble Valley
Civil Parish: Read
Built-Up Area: Read
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: St John's, Read and St Peter's, Simonstone
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 73 SE
7/36 Church of St.John Evangelist
Church, 1884 by Ross of Accrington, with tower added 1911. Rock-faced
sandstone with slate roof. Comprises a west tower with west chapel, a
nave, a lower chancel which has a 3-sided apsidal east end, a north
lean-to organ chamber and vestry, a gabled projection on the south, and a
south porch. The nave, of 5 bays to the north and 4 to the south, has
paired chamfered lancets. The porch is timber-framed above a stone base.
Against the west wall, offset to the south, is the tower, which has angle
buttresses which terminate with gablets against a stone spire. The bell
openings are of 2 trefoiled lights with a trefoil under a pointed head.
The west window is similar. To the north of the tower, against the west
wall of the nave, is a single-storey lean-to chapel which has 3 windows
each of one trefoiled light. Inside, the nave has scissor-braced trusses.
At the west end 2 moulded pointed arches with octagonal column and
semi-octagonal responds open into the chapel. A smaller arch to the south
opens into the lower stage of the tower. The chancel arch is pointed and
chamfered in 2 orders.
Listing NGR: SD7657834764
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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