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Church of St John Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Flookburgh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.176 / 54°10'33"N

Longitude: -2.9736 / 2°58'24"W

OS Eastings: 336549

OS Northings: 476019

OS Grid: SD365760

Mapcode National: GBR 7NP4.1R

Mapcode Global: WH83K.998F

Plus Code: 9C6V52GG+CH

Entry Name: Church of St John Baptist

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77084

Location: Lower Holker, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA11

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Lower Holker

Built-Up Area: Flookburgh

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Flookburgh St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD 3676
(West side)
9/169 Church of St. John
25.3.70 Baptist
Church. 1897-1900. By Austin and Paley. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings
and bands; stone slate roofs, lead to apse roof. Nave with aisles, west tower,
chancel with north chapel and south organ loft, round apse with vestry beneath.
3 stage saddleback tower has moulded base and setback buttresses, 2 sill courses
and corbelled coped parapet, east and west gables with fishscale bands. West
face has paired lancets to 1st stage, round-headed lancet with zig-zag moulding
to arch to 2nd stage, paired louvred bell openings. South gabled porch has 2
open quatrefoils over moulded arch with impost band; buttress above has lancet
and single bell opening; north side similar with gabled stair turret, entrance
with shouldered lintel, next to entrance of 2 orders in shallow porch with
buttress rising from it. Paired bell openings to east. 4-face clock. 4-bay
nave has 3-bay lean-to to aisles. Coped gables and parapets, nave has gable
cross and round stack. West bay of nave has lancets with sill and impost
bands. Clerestory has 2 lights to each bay over aisles. Aisles have clasping
buttresses and lancets, paired to west and east bays. Organ loft; gabled with 2
large buttresses with lancet over weathering; 2 windows of 2 lights to
basement. Gabled projection to east has small lancets and entrance with
shouldered lintel. Chancel has coped gable with cross and round stack;
corbelled parapet and round apse. Apse has flat buttresses, 3 basement lights
in arched recesses and lancets on sill course above. North lancet over basement
window and 2 quatrefoil windows over lean-to chapel which has large gabled
buttress to north, paired lancets to north and single lancet to east. Interior:
Nave has crown post roof with arch braces; 3-bay arcades of round and keeled
quatrefoil piers, west corbels and east responds. Tower arch has keeled
responds; to east a double chamfered outer arch. Tower ceiling has plain
joists. Font on 2 round steps has basin on squat pier and 6 outer shafts to
rim. Nave has painted C18 Creed and Commandment boards and George III arms from
previous church built 1777. Pews have simple detail and turned balusters to
fronts and backs. Corporation insignia; sword, staff and halberd. Chancel arch
has paired corbelled shafts; arches to chapel and organ loft. Organ has good
case, similar quality stalls, altar rails etc. Chancel has trefoil-headed
sedilia and recess with shelf. Apse has moulded arch and rib vault on wall
shafts, good stained glass probably from the previous church built 1777.

Listing NGR: SD3654976019

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