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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Elland, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.6877 / 53°41'15"N

Longitude: -1.853 / 1°51'10"W

OS Eastings: 409805

OS Northings: 421261

OS Grid: SE098212

Mapcode National: GBR HTHS.MS

Mapcode Global: WHC9T.HKVS

Plus Code: 9C5WM4QW+3R

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 6 June 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338442

ID on this website: 101134006

Location: West Vale, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, HX4

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Greetland and Stainland

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Elland

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Greetland and West Vale St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 098212
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188O by T. Rushforth. In a mixed Romanesque and Gothic style. Hammer-dressed
stone, with sandstone dressings, slate roof. Nave and chancel roofed
continuously with lean-to aisles and south west porch under tower. The exterior
treatment is very simple with small round arched windows to aisles and
clerestorey. East window of 3 lancets, Tower of 3 tall stages with clasping
buttresses terminating in octagonal pinnacles. Short octagonal stone spire.
The treatment of the first 2 stages is Romanesque but the belfry windows are
Gothic of 2-lights. The inner and outer doorways of the porch are rich
Romanesque designs, the outer with chevron, the inner with beak-head ornament.
The doors have ornamental hinges.

Interior: Nave of 4 bays with moulded semi-circular arches springing from round
piers with attached colonnettes. Heavily moulded round chancel arch enriched
with dogtooth. Stone reredos of Gothic form carved with the Lord's Prayer, the
Creed, and the Ten Commandments. East window with scenes from the Life of
Christ. Open roof with arched-braced collars. The capitals throughout the
Church are skilfully carved with gripping beasts, foliage etc. Furnishings
include delicate wrought-iron screen, square font of blackstone (imitating
Tournai marble) on 4 colonnettes with waterleaf capitals. J. H. Marshall,
'A short history of the church in West Vale', (Elland 1903).

Listing NGR: SE0980521261

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