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Church of St John

A Grade I Listed Building in Crosscanonby, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7374 / 54°44'14"N

Longitude: -3.4472 / 3°26'49"W

OS Eastings: 306918

OS Northings: 539003

OS Grid: NY069390

Mapcode National: GBR 4FCN.HK

Mapcode Global: WH6ZH.06R3

Plus Code: 9C6RPHP3+W4

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 3 March 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235084

English Heritage Legacy ID: 411241

Location: Crosscanonby, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA15

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Crosscanonby

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Cross Canonby St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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11/47 Church of St John


Parish church. C12 with C13 and C14 alterations, restoration 1880. Red
sandstone blocks, probably from a Roman building, under graduated greenslate
roof with coped gables and cross finials. 3-bay nave with south porch, north
vestry and west open bellcote. Lower single-bay chancel with south chapel,
common to south aisle. Nave has 2-light C19 windows in north wall. Porch has
pointed arch under ogee-headed niche. South aisles and side chapel have small
chamfered-surround windows. Stone set into wall inscribed I.F.B.P. West wall
has built-in medieval graveslab fragment. Chancel has one original tall narrow
window in south wall and 3-light C19 east window. North side of nave roof has 2
C20 dormer windows with leaded panes. Rainwater heads on chancel dated 1880.
Interior has C13 elliptical arcade arch with the remains of a blocked C12 south
window above. C13 square font with stiff-leaf ornament on columned shaft. Open
queenpost roof. C12 narrow segmental chancel arch. Chancel has piscina and
aumbry. Royal Arms dated 1733 with 4 text boards of similar date. Over the
chancel arch is a framed early C18 painting of the Last Supper, probably by
Matthias Read, who also designed a wall plaque in chancel to Joseph & William
Senhouse. Stained-glass east window by John Scott of Carlisle, 1849. See
Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new
series, xiii, pp.255-260.

Listing NGR: NY0691939004

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