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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Walkden North, Salford

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Latitude: 53.5306 / 53°31'50"N

Longitude: -2.4011 / 2°24'3"W

OS Eastings: 373509

OS Northings: 403842

OS Grid: SD735038

Mapcode National: GBR CWNM.Z3

Mapcode Global: WH982.2JW7

Plus Code: 9C5VGHJX+6H

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 2 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 211978

Location: Walkden, Salford, M28

County: Salford

Electoral Ward/Division: Walkden North

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Little Hulton St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SD 70 SW
(south side)
1/21 Church of
St. John the
- Baptist

- II

Church. 1876. By J.M. and H. Taylor. Snecked stone with
slate roof. Nave and polygonal chancel with north side
chapel, transeptal vestry and organ chamber and crossing
tower. Gothic Revival. 5-bay nave (no aisles) with 2 lancet
windows in each bay and buttresses to south only. Baptistry
under outshut roof adjacent to gabled porch. 2-bay chapel
with cusp-headed lights. Gabled transept with tall 2-light
Geometrical tracery windows. Cusped lancet to each side of
polygonal chancel. Two 2-light west windows. The octagonal
tower rises from a square via broaches; it has cusped belfry
openings, a broach spire with lucarnes and a square stair
turret in the angle between chancel and organ chamber.
Interior: impressive scissor-braced rafter roof with
wrought-iron ties. Double-chamfered chancel arch on corbels
with foliated capitals. Unusual open pulpit adjacent to 2-
bay side chapel arcade which has a plaster spandrel with
figures and a text in relief. Bowl font on colonnettes.
Stained glass. In planning, detailing and construction the
church has all the quality and individuality which one
expects from the Taylors.

Listing NGR: SD7350903842

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