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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Ellel, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.9961 / 53°59'45"N

Longitude: -2.7855 / 2°47'7"W

OS Eastings: 348601

OS Northings: 455842

OS Grid: SD486558

Mapcode National: GBR 8QZ7.R8

Mapcode Global: WH84F.5TTF

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 2 May 1968

Last Amended: 7 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164237

English Heritage Legacy ID: 182170

Location: Ellel, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Ellel

Built-Up Area: Galgate

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Ellel St John The Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 45 NE, 8/106

Church of St John

(Formerly listed as Church of St. Johns Ellel)




Church, 1906-7 by Austin and Paley. Sandstone rubble with red tile roof.
Comprises a nave with clearstorey on north side, a north aisle, crossing
tower, north transept and vestry, and chancel. The south wall of the nave is
of three bays, having windows of three, three and two lights with segmental heads and
free Perpendicular tracery. To the right is a single clerestorey window of two
lights with elliptical heads. To the right again is a doorway with pointed
head. To the left is the porch, with pointed arch to the doorway and a gable
coping with cross finial. The north aisle windows are of two and three cusped ogee
lights under flat heads. The clerestorey windows have two lights with
elliptical heads under flat lintels. The tower is buttressed on the north and
south sides and has a stair turret to the south. On the south side the second
stage has a window with pointed head and tracery. The bell openings have two
trefoiled lights and a quatrefoil under a pointed head. Above is a solid
coping: the intended spire was not built. The chancel has one window to the
south, of two lights with segmental head and tracery. The east window is of five
lights under a pointed head with tracery.

INTERIOR. The 6-bay nave arcade
has pointed arches chamfered in two orders and piers alternately round and
octagonal. The roof has trusses with arch-braced collars and king posts
alternating with tie-beam trusses with collars, king posts with curved braces
to the principals, and curved queen struts. The crossing has pointed arches
with mouldings dying into round piers. The south transept was not built:
behind its arch is an external wall. The chancel has a piscina with cusped
head. The windows contain glass of various early C20 dates.

Listing NGR: SD4860155842

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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