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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Bacup, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7036 / 53°42'13"N

Longitude: -2.2024 / 2°12'8"W

OS Eastings: 386734

OS Northings: 423039

OS Grid: SD867230

Mapcode National: GBR FT1M.Z2

Mapcode Global: WHB8J.45HK

Plus Code: 9C5VPQ3X+C2

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163184

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185591

Location: Greensclough, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Greensclough

Built-Up Area: Bacup

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

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13/14 Church of St. John the
- II

Church, 1882-3, by Medland Taylor. Coursed sandstone, blue slate
roof with patterned bands of green slates. Nave with full-height
aisles, south porch and transept, polygonal baptistery at west end,
chancel with basement and various side offices. On slope rising to
the west, in simplified Gothic style with buttresses and stepped
bands on 2 levels. East end presents 2 unequal gables to the road,
that to the chancel with a large 5-light traceried window (and 4
basement lights), the smaller set back on the north side with a
3-light window which has a cusped vesica in the head. On the south
side the 2-bay chancel has at the lower level stepped lean-to cloisters
with one doorway and 5 lancets, and above these 2-light windows with
hoodmoulds; transept has a large 5-light window with a hoodmould (and
2 lancets at the lower level); aisle has large gabled porch (intended
for a tower) in the 1st bay, 2 windows in the 2nd bay and one in the
3rd bay, all these of 2 simplified lights with a small round light
above. North aisle of 4 regular bays has similar windows. West end
has a rose window in the gable and a lean-to extension embracing the
polygonal baptistery which has tall coupled lancets in the 2 exposed sides.
Interior: 4-bay arcade of columns with moulded shaft-rings, moulded caps,
2-centred arches; similar 2-bay arcade to west end; scissor-braced roof
with wind-braced purlins and alternate trusses with arch-bracing
supported by hammerbeams; similar chancel roof with truss carried on
a short chamfered pilasters the bases of which rest on moulded circular
caps to stove-pipe-shaped columns dying into the wall below; aisle
roofs with kingposts and longitudinal bracing. A dramatic and
unorthodox church typical of this architect.

Listing NGR: SD8673423039

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