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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Houghton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.9293 / 54°55'45"N

Longitude: -2.9249 / 2°55'29"W

OS Eastings: 340826

OS Northings: 559796

OS Grid: NY408597

Mapcode National: GBR 8C0F.KR

Mapcode Global: WH7ZX.1CGG

Plus Code: 9C6VW3HG+P2

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 22 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119626

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77658

Location: Stanwix Rural, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Stanwix Rural

Built-Up Area: Houghton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Houghton St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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5/77 Church of St John


Church. 1840-42, built as copy of Stanwix Church, Carlisle. Snecked ashlar
yellow sandstone, from Chalk Quarry, Dalston, slate roof. 3 storeys east tower
with 4 bay nave-chancel. Tower has pointed entrance arch with hood mould:
similar windows in bell chamber, with Y-tracery and louvred slats: diagonal
buttresses at angles with corner pinnacles and corbelled and castellated
parapet. Clock above entrance is of 1901. Pointed arch windows and hood moulds
to nave: diagonal buttresses at angles, with corner pinnacles and cross as
gable pinnacle. Interior renovated 1901 by C.J. Ferguson: pine pews, carved
oak pulpit and lectern, pitch-pine panelled ceiling. Red cement floor with
chancel floor of black and white marble. Font of carved Caen stone, with red
marble pillars of 1898. Windows of Moorish pattern, in plain leaded glass by
Cleator & Sons, London, 1897. Not an ancient site.

Listing NGR: NY4082659796

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