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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Walton, Warrington

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Latitude: 53.3626 / 53°21'45"N

Longitude: -2.6048 / 2°36'17"W

OS Eastings: 359846

OS Northings: 385254

OS Grid: SJ598852

Mapcode National: GBR BY7K.V9

Mapcode Global: WH98Q.YRS0

Plus Code: 9C5V997W+33

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 23 December 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58992

ID on this website: 101139352

Location: St John's Church, Higher Walton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4

County: Warrington

Civil Parish: Walton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Walton St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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2/53 Church of St John the


Church, 1885, Decorated, by Paley and Austin at expense of Sir Gilbert
Greenall. Red snecked sandstone with graded Westmorland green slate
roofs. Cruciform with 3-bay aisleless nave; oak-framed south porch on
6-foot sandstone plinth; massive 4-stage tower (chequer-work in 3rd
stage) with recessed octagonal spire of stone and octagonal north-west
stair-turret; transepts; chancel of 2 bays with south vestry. Windows
have reticulated and panel tracery; the west window and those to north
side of chancel and west side of transepts are square-headed.
Interior. Barrel roof to nave and chancel with boarded lining in
panels, each carrying a stencilled pattern; arch-braced transept
roofs; rib-vaulted crossing; sedilia in south side of chancel; reredos
with carved crucifixion; marble font, oak pulpit on stone base; oak
pews and altar-rail; tiled floors.

The church is the principal building of the Walton Hall estate village
(circa 1850 to 1912 ), built at the expense of the Greenall family,
brewers and distillers, of Warrington.

Listing NGR: SJ5984685254

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