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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4855 / 54°29'7"N

Longitude: -0.6167 / 0°37'0"W

OS Eastings: 489715

OS Northings: 510892

OS Grid: NZ897108

Mapcode National: GBR SJ4K.9V

Mapcode Global: WHG9Y.HJK7

Plus Code: 9C6XF9PM+58

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 20 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244949

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468889

Location: Whitby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO21

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Whitby

Built-Up Area: Whitby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Whitby St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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(Southeast side)

Alternatively known as: St John the Evangelist, BAXTERGATE.
Parish church. 1848-50, designed by J B & W Atkinson of York, altered 1904-10 by Hicks & Charlewood of Newcastle. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with coped gables and finials. Chamfered plinth. Nave and chancel under single roof with side aisles and transepts. Church orientated north-south. Small octagonal spire over west transept. North entrance front has 2 pointed arched doorways in moulded arches with columns and flanking narrow arches. Above 3 blind quatrefoils. Above 5-light graduated lancet window with moulded arches and columns. Either side corners have tall angle buttresses with gables topped with square pinnacles. Set back to either side canted corner stair projections with single lancets to each face. Aisles have gables to north with mandala shaped windows. East and west side aisle fronts have 3 pairs of tall lancets with buttresses between and coped parapet above with corbel table. East transept has shouldered arched doorway with double lancet above, east chancel has a further double lancet. West transept has pointed arched doorway reached up 7 steps, with moulded arch and double columns, above 2 short lancets with moulded arches and columns, above again a circular window flanked by tall angle buttresses and square piers topped with pinnacles, set back behind gable an octagonal ashlar bell turret with short spire. A pair of tall lancets beyond to chancel. South wall blank with inserted mandala shaped window. INTERIOR has 5 and a half bay nave arcades with octagonal piers and moulded arches. Former side galleries transferred to north end c1904. Original wooden pews. Wooden king post roof Wooden pulpit, altar, alter rail and ashlar reredos with mosaic image of the Last Supper, insert c1904 with blind arcading behind. Above elaborate fresco with gilding and mandala shaped window with stained glass.

Listing NGR: NZ8971510892

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