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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Cliviger, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7529 / 53°45'10"N

Longitude: -2.189 / 2°11'20"W

OS Eastings: 387634

OS Northings: 428520

OS Grid: SD876285

Mapcode National: GBR FT41.WF

Mapcode Global: WHB84.BXVV

Plus Code: 9C5VQR36+59

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 1 April 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184027

ID on this website: 101072669

Location: St John's Church, Holme Chapel, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Civil Parish: Cliviger

Built-Up Area: Cliviger

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Holme-in-Cliviger St John

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

Tagged with: Church building Neoclassical architecture

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6/21 Church of St. John the
- II

Church, 1788-94, enlarged and altered 1897. Squared sandstone with dressed
quoins, (etc), roof concealed by parapet (probably slate). Rectangular 3-bay
plan, with 2 bay chancel and vestry added 1897. In simple classical style,
with plain string course, moulded cornice, low parapet, round-headed windows,
west bell turret finished with octagonal cupola; 2-storey entrance front at
west end has pedimented Tuscan architrave to round-headed door all within a
shallow round-headed blind arch described by the string course and containing
a lunette; 2 windows on each floor, all round-headed with circular tracery; a
round window in the pediment and 3 circular tie-plates at 1st floor. Side
walls have 3 large round headed windows in blind arches like that at the
front. South side has 2 downspouts with rainwater heads lettered 17 DW 97,
and a large cruciform tie-plate at each end. Two-bay chancel in matching
style has a Venetian east window (relocated). Gate archway on south side
surmounted by remains of late medieval carved stone cross. Interior: east end
altered 1897 by addition of chancel, but retaining triple arched screen wall
with high semi-circular central arch (formerly to a sanctuary recess) flanked
by lower arches (formerly to private pews of Ormerod and Whitaker families);
consecration date 1794 recorded in inscribed roundels on west side of pier to
Whitaker pew; at west end a gallery with 3 semi-circular arches below (the
outer blind) and 3 above, the wooden gallery front divided into 4 panels by
fluted pilasters, and the panels containing painted Commandment Tables; late
C15 or early C16 octagonal oak pulpit with open traceried panels and embattled
top; 4 carved oak stalls from former Blackburn Parish Church (demolished
1820), 2 having carved misericords; various wall monuments of Ormerod and
Whitaker families, including bust of T.D. Whitaker, historian; and painting of
General Scarlett, hero of Crimean War.

Listing NGR: SD8763428520

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