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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirkburton, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.632 / 53°37'55"N

Longitude: -1.6993 / 1°41'57"W

OS Eastings: 419984

OS Northings: 415093

OS Grid: SE199150

Mapcode National: GBR JVKF.XR

Mapcode Global: WHCB2.WZ01

Plus Code: 9C5WJ8J2+Q7

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 16 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341151

ID on this website: 101135359

Location: St John's Church, Lepton, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, HD8

County: Kirklees

Civil Parish: Kirkburton

Built-Up Area: Huddersfield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Lepton St John

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Gothic Revival church in Early English style. 1866-8 by T. H. & F. Healey
of Bradford. The tower was added in 1876. Hammer dressed stone with
ashlar dressings. Pitched slate roof. 4-bay buttressed nave with
lean-to south aisle. 2-bay chancel with squat buttresses with offsets.
Lean-to vestry and organ chamber to chancel south wall. Large south-
west 3-tier square tower with south doorway, paired tiny lights and
clock face to 2nd tier, and paired, louvred bell-chamber openings with
central colonnette. Crenellated parapet and mock machicolation.
4-light east window with plate tracery, with 2 trefoils and one
cinquefoil in head. 8-foiled windows to sides of chancel. Nave
and aisle windows are of 2, 3 and 4 lights with plate tracery most
with a trefoil in head, one with a quatrefoil and one with a cinquefoil.
Two lancets in west wall with 6-foil in apex.

Inferior: 4-bay south arcade, with massive arches on squat, apparently
undersized, columns. Panelled oak chancel and reredos. Well carved oak
chancel screen. Carved stone font. Recent partitioning of west end of
nave. Arched braced hammer-beam roof trusses, with turned king posts.

The tower formerly had a squat, square, slated spire.

Listing NGR: SE1998415093

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