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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Accrington, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7577 / 53°45'27"N

Longitude: -2.3607 / 2°21'38"W

OS Eastings: 376317

OS Northings: 429092

OS Grid: SD763290

Mapcode National: GBR CSYZ.QQ

Mapcode Global: WH96X.QT25

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 9 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072742

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183798

Location: Hyndburn, Lancashire, BB5

County: Lancashire

District: Hyndburn

Town: Hyndburn

Electoral Ward/Division: Peel

Built-Up Area: Accrington

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Accrington St John

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 72 NE
5/2 Church of St. John the Evangelist
- II

Church, 1864-70, by H. Macauley. Rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings,
steeply pitched slate roof with bands of green fishscale slates. Nave with
one aisle, transepts, chancel, south-east tower with a spire; in free early
Gothic style. Entrance at south end, by double doors, tympanum with carved
emblem of the Evangelist under banded 2-centred arch; paired lancets each
side; above, a large plate traceried 3-light window flanked by single-light
windows. Five-bay nave with gabled porch on west side and 3 cross gables
to aisle on east side; trefoils in these gables, otherwise most windows of
2 cusped lancets. Unusual 3-stage tower with free-standing pinnacles on
colonnettes beside the octagonal spire. Interior: 3-bay aisle arcade on
columns with crocketed capitals; chancel arch with corbelled shafts;
gallery at south end. Wagon roofs, polygonal to chancel.

Listing NGR: SD7631729092

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

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