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Church of St John and Adjoining Community Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Workington, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6417 / 54°38'30"N

Longitude: -3.5443 / 3°32'39"W

OS Eastings: 300432

OS Northings: 528499

OS Grid: NY004284

Mapcode National: GBR 3GPR.GV

Mapcode Global: WH5YP.JLGF

Plus Code: 9C6RJFR4+M7

Entry Name: Church of St John and Adjoining Community Hall

Listing Date: 6 June 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72304

ID on this website: 101138257

Location: St John's Church, Workington, Cumberland, Cumbria, CA14

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Workington

Built-Up Area: Workington

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Workington St John

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Church building Neoclassical architecture

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(West side)
Church of St John and adjoining Community Hall

(Formerly listed as Church of St John and adjoining parish room)


Chapel of ease, now parish church and community hall. 1822-23 by Thomas Hardwick with 1846 and 1888 additions. Hammer-dressed calciferous sandstone, from Schoose and Hunday Quarries, with ashlar eaves, pilasters and plinth. Graduated green-slate roof with modillioned overhanging eaves and gable pediments.

PLAN: 5-bay nave/- chancel with west portico; 1846 west square ridge tower under bell cupola; north vestry , and attached community hall, added 1881, to east.

EXTERIOR: Chapel with double panelled west doors with patterned over-light in stone architrave under plain frieze and console-bracketed cornice; flanking panelled doors in stone architraves under large round-headed niches, all within tetrastyle Tuscan portico. Tall round-headed side windows in stone architraves.

INTERIOR: Interior galleries on 3 sides on slender fluted cast iron columns, the rear of the galleries with segmental recesses to light pews below. Flat plaster ceiling with geometricl ribs and coats-of-arms. Baldacchino and font cover by J N Comper, 1930. Tall C20 carved oak pulpit. Community hall adjoins east wall, the north gable doorway offset to left, with ashlar surround dated 1881 below drip mould, and with 3-light mullioned windows, one to the left, and one above to gable centre at first floor level. Tall, 3-light side wall windows light interior, the greater part of which is open beneath decorative hammer beam roof trusses.

HISTORY: The church was built in the style of St Paul's, Covent Garden at the cost of £10,000, by the architect who restored that church.

Listing NGR: NY0043228499

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