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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Cleckheaton, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7246 / 53°43'28"N

Longitude: -1.7097 / 1°42'35"W

OS Eastings: 419249

OS Northings: 425393

OS Grid: SE192253

Mapcode National: GBR JTHC.NK

Mapcode Global: WHC9P.QN10

Plus Code: 9C5WP7FR+R4

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 13 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134593

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341006

Location: Cleckheaton, Kirklees, BD19

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Cleckheaton

Built-Up Area: Cleckheaton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Cleckheaton St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Church of St John


Gothic Revival Church. The west tower only remains of the Commissioners'
Church of 1830-32 by Peter Atkinson Junior. Chancel of 1864. -The rest
of the church 1886-8 by William Swindon Barber. Hammer dressed stone.
Slate roof with gable copings. West tower, 5-bay nave with lean-to
buttressed aisles, and south porch, 2-bay chancel with vestry wing.
Triple lancets to clerestory, paired lancets with stained glass to
aisles. 2-light windows with traceried head and hood mould to chancel.
East window is of 5-lights with large 8-foiled circle in head. 3-tier
square tower with west lancet and south doorway. Two lancets and one
blind clock face to 2nd tier. Paired louvred lancets to 3rd tier.
Large angle buttresses to 1st tier and slender clasping buttresses to
2nd and 3rd tiers. Small parapet on moulded corbel brackets. Formerly
the tower had 4 slender pinnacles with conical tops.

Spacious interior with 5-bay arcade to each side on short columns.
Clerestory and aisle windows have detached colonnettes with foliated
capitals. Chancel arch. Carved oak chancel screen of 1910 with 12
Apostles carved at base and richly carved frieze of vines. Similarly
carved pulpit of same date. Richly carved stone reredos depicting
the Last Supper.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1979.

Listing NGR: SE1924925393

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