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Latitude: 53.5372 / 53°32'13"N
Longitude: -2.5762 / 2°34'34"W
OS Eastings: 361911
OS Northings: 404656
OS Grid: SD619046
Mapcode National: GBR BWGJ.2R
Mapcode Global: WH97Z.DCH5
Plus Code: 9C5VGCPF+VG
Entry Name: Church of St John (Methodist)
Listing Date: 24 September 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1084312
English Heritage Legacy ID: 358738
Location: Wigan, WN2
Electoral Ward/Division: Hindley
Built-Up Area: Hindley
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Hindley All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
HINDLEY, MARKET STREET,
SD 60 sw,
CHURCH OF ST JOHN
Methodist church with ancillary rooms attached. 1890-1 by William Waddington & Son
(a practice that specialised in non-conformist churches). Coursed rubble with red
sandstone dressings. Diminishing Westmoreland and slate roofs. Church aligned N-S; S.W.
steeple over porch, storeyed NW porch, nave, transepts, apsidally-ended chancel
flanked by vestries; small apsidally-ended meeting hall attached aligned E-W.
Round-headed windows throughout with free, very simple tracery only to the front
windows and steeple. The entrance front is an original and bold design: SW steeple,
octagonal, the tower of four unequal storeys mostly of red sandstone with alternating
blank windows and belfry openings, the spire with gabled lucarnes, the whole rising
out of the storeyed porch, gabled to two sides, with large 2-light windows to gallery
level. Large round-headed doorway of several orders. Very large tripartite window to
nave with smaller 3-light window below, all in red sandstone. Slender SE octagonal
turret; continuous sill and impost bands throughout. SE porch recessed, with similar
doorway to that of the SW porch, set under simple lancets. Simple single or paired
tall lancets to other elevations. Transept and chancel (with canted apse), vestries
and meeting hall, all under varying-roof lines form an interesting grouping when
viewed from NW.
INTERIOR: end gallery with panelled frontal; impressive roof, coffered and coved,
with moulded ties and king posts, the pseudo ridge-piece made up of ventilators.
Coffered panels with decorative plasterwork. Chancel with blind round-headed niches
between windows. Furnishings: simple benches with shaped ends; stone front panelled
pulpit; boarded dado. Coloured patterned glass throughout.
St John's Church provides the only major architectural accent in the central part of
Hindley and includes design elements of considerable originality.
Listing NGR: SD6191104656