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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Grayrigg, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3684 / 54°22'6"N

Longitude: -2.6501 / 2°39'0"W

OS Eastings: 357860

OS Northings: 497176

OS Grid: SD578971

Mapcode National: GBR 9KYX.1V

Mapcode Global: WH93W.8G9H

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 21 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086874

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75661

Location: Grayrigg, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA8

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Grayrigg

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Grayrigg

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


SD 59 NE GRAYRIGG A685
(North side)

7/79 Church of St John

II

Church. 1837 with tower of 1869. By George Webster. Stone rubble with
slobbered mortar, roughcast to south facade, ashlar dressings and slate roof;
tower of dressed stone and ashlar. Nave, west tower and east apse. 5-bay nave
has weathered buttresses and diagonal buttresses. Lancet windows have splayed
reveals. Gabled south porch has pointed entrance and datestone: 1837. Coped
gables with fleuron finials. Gabled apse has flanking lancets and 3 stepped
lancets. Tower has diagonal buttresses. 3 stepped lancets under hoodmould to
west face, with 2 lancets in 2-bay applied arcade above. Bell stage has sill
course to 2-light louvred plate-tracery bell openings with hoodmoulds and head
stops. String course with gargoyles and stepped embattled parapet. Interior:
ceiling has braced beams, pendants, and 3 traceried roses. Tower arch has
traceried glazed screen and flanking diagonal -buttresses; small octagonal font.
Windows to east end have hoods with head stops, apparently in form of plaster
casts of faces. Splayed arch to apse has roll moulding and shafts. East window
has stained glass dated 1892. Pulpit has open cusped arches.


Listing NGR: SD5786097176

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