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Church of St John Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitworth, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6702 / 53°40'12"N

Longitude: -2.1699 / 2°10'11"W

OS Eastings: 388874

OS Northings: 419313

OS Grid: SD888193

Mapcode National: GBR FV90.02

Mapcode Global: WHB8Q.M0YP

Entry Name: Church of St John Evangelist

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185828

Location: Whitworth, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL12

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Civil Parish: Whitworth

Built-Up Area: Whitworth

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Facit St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


11/249 Church of St. John Evangelist
- II

Church, 1871, by Medland and Henry Taylor. Rock-faced sandstone, slate
roof with bands of pink slates. Nave, south-west tower, chancel with side
offices; in High Victorian Gothic. Four-stage tower with angle-buttresses
has north-west cylindrical stair turret with conical top at 3rd stage,
triple-chamfered arched doorway on south side, lancets at 2nd and 3rd
stages; weathering to set-back panelled belfry which has 2 deeply-chamfered
louvres on each side; high embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. West
front has gabled and pinnacled surround to 2 arched doorways within a
single arch, on each side a plate tracery rose with relieving arch; a
lettered frieze; and large tripartite west window with plate tracery.
Buttressed 4-bay nave has two gableted 2-light windows and 2 lancets.
Organ house has 2 quatrefoils, chancel has lancet and large 5-light plate-
traceried east window. Interior: arch-braced hammerbeam king-post roof
with curved struts across the great span of the nave; carved wood reredos
and panelling in chancel; otherwise, very simple.

Listing NGR: SD8887419313

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

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