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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
Entry Name: Church of St John
Listing Date: 3 March 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1235084
English Heritage Legacy ID: 411241
Location: Crosscanonby, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA15
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
NY 03 NE CROSSCANONBY CROSSCANONBY
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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