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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Worsthorne, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7878 / 53°47'16"N

Longitude: -2.1891 / 2°11'20"W

OS Eastings: 387635

OS Northings: 432401

OS Grid: SD876324

Mapcode National: GBR FS4M.VX

Mapcode Global: WHB84.B2S1

Plus Code: 9C5VQRQ6+48

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 17 December 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205660

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184044

Location: Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Town: Burnley

Civil Parish: Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood

Built-Up Area: Worsthorne

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

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HURSTWOOD Worsthorne

3/38 Church of St. John the

Church, now church and assembly rooms. 1834-5, said to be by
Lewis Vulliamy (Pevsner), with chancel 1894 by W.B. Colbram, west tower
1903 by Austin and Paley; altered internally. Squared sandstone (chancel
rockfaced, tower snecked), slate roof. Early English style. Wide 5-bay
nave (formerly a galleried auditorium) has shallow buttresses and a large
lancet in each bay. Added chancel in matching style, with triple lancet
east window. Stout west tower of square plan and 3 unequal stages, the
upper half set back, has broad clasping pilaster-strips, moulded arched
west doorway with shafts and hoodmould (up 5 steps protected on one side by
modern wrought iron railings incorporating symbols of local history and
economy, e.g. shuttle, mine winding gear, cattle); above the door coupled
lancets with hoodmoulds, small chamfered windows to ringing chamber, single
small arched belfry louvres, flanked by roundels, and set-back parapet with
corner cops. Interior: laterally partitioned in 1973 making 2-storey
assembly rooms in west end; galleries removed 1902, plaster removed 1929;
moulded arches to chancel and organ house, and elaborate open-work roof
trusses survive. History: closely connected with Hargreaves and Thursby
families of Ormerod Hall, colliery proprietors and principal contributors
to all stages of building.

Listing NGR: SD8763532401

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