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Church of St John the Baptist and Attached Boundary Wall and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Hillsborough, Sheffield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4053 / 53°24'18"N

Longitude: -1.4957 / 1°29'44"W

OS Eastings: 433625

OS Northings: 389946

OS Grid: SK336899

Mapcode National: GBR 999.T3

Mapcode Global: WHDDH.0N1T

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist and Attached Boundary Wall and Gates

Listing Date: 28 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246917

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455949

Location: Sheffield, S6

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Hillsborough

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Owlerton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


SHEFFIELD

SK38NW PENISTONE ROAD
784-1/5/588 (East side)
28/06/73 Church of St John the Baptist and
attached boundary wall and gates

II

Parish church and attached boundary wall and gates. 1874. By
JB Mitchell-Withers. North-east vestry early C20. Coursed
squared stone, brick interior, with ashlar dressings and slate
roofs with single gable and single side wall stone stacks.
Gothic Revival style. Chamfered plinth, coped gables.
PLAN: chancel, vestries, south transept, nave with clerestory
and aisles, south porch, south-west tower.
EXTERIOR: blank sided chancel has a plain triple lancet to
east. Flat roofed north-east vestry has a Tudor arched door to
east and 3 lancets to north. South-east vestry has 2 lancets
to south and door to east. South transept has a wheel window
above and 2 single lancets below. Clerestory has 4 double
lancets each side. West end has flanking buttresses and a
wheel window with 2 single lancets below it.
Aisles have 3 double lancets to east and a single one to west.
South aisle has gabled porch with plain chamfered doorway.
North aisle has a similar doorway. West ends have 2 single
lancets.
Thin square tower, 3 stages, has string course and a single
buttress. Single window on lower stage. 2-light windows at
different levels on the upper stage. Traceried wooden belfry
with flared pyramidal slate roof with finial.
INTERIOR: has rendered chancel with wagon roof and double
chamfered arch with shaft imposts. Each side has a doorway.
North side has an aumbry, south side a double sedilia with
detached shaft. East end has a Decorated style wooden reredos.
Nave has 4 bay arcades with alternating round and octagonal
piers, stiff-leaf capitals and chamfered arches. Scissor
braced roof. West end has single door to tower. Aisles have
lean-to roofs and pedimented draught screens.
FITTINGS include C20 stalls and benches, and C19 traceried
ashlar pulpit and square font with C20 spire cover. 1898
stained glass window by Kayll & Co., and 5 early C20 windows.
Decorated style wooden triptych war memorial, c1920.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: outside, attached stone boundary wall
with chamfered coping topped with railing and to right, a pair
of gabled square piers and gates. To left, a plainer pair of
gate piers with a pedestrian gate. Approx 80m long.
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council).


Listing NGR: SK3362589946


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 August 2017.

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

Description


SHEFFIELD

SK38NW PENISTONE ROAD
784-1/5/588 (East side)
28/06/73 Church of St John the Baptist and
attached boundary wall and gates

II

Parish church and attached boundary wall and gates. 1874. By
JB Mitchell-Withers. North-east vestry early C20. Coursed
squared stone, brick interior, with ashlar dressings and slate
roofs with single gable and single side wall stone stacks.
Gothic Revival style. Chamfered plinth, coped gables.
PLAN: chancel, vestries, south transept, nave with clerestory
and aisles, south porch, south-west tower.
EXTERIOR: blank sided chancel has a plain triple lancet to
east. Flat roofed north-east vestry has a Tudor arched door to
east and 3 lancets to north. South-east vestry has 2 lancets
to south and door to east. South transept has a wheel window
above and 2 single lancets below. Clerestory has 4 double
lancets each side. West end has flanking buttresses and a
wheel window with 2 single lancets below it.
Aisles have 3 double lancets to east and a single one to west.
South aisle has gabled porch with plain chamfered doorway.
North aisle has a similar doorway. West ends have 2 single
lancets.
Thin square tower, 3 stages, has string course and a single
buttress. Single window on lower stage. 2-light windows at
different levels on the upper stage. Traceried wooden belfry
with flared pyramidal slate roof with finial.
INTERIOR: has rendered chancel with wagon roof and double
chamfered arch with shaft imposts. Each side has a doorway.
North side has an aumbry, south side a double sedilia with
detached shaft. East end has a Decorated style wooden reredos.
Nave has 4 bay arcades with alternating round and octagonal
piers, stiff-leaf capitals and chamfered arches. Scissor
braced roof. West end has single door to tower. Aisles have
lean-to roofs and pedimented draught screens.
FITTINGS include C20 stalls and benches, and C19 traceried
ashlar pulpit and square font with C20 spire cover. 1898
stained glass window by Kayll & Co., and 5 early C20 windows.
Decorated style wooden triptych war memorial, c1920.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: outside, attached stone boundary wall
with chamfered coping topped with railing and to right, a pair
of gabled square piers and gates. To left, a plainer pair of
gate piers with a pedestrian gate. Approx 80m long.
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council).


Listing NGR: SK3362589946


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 August 2017.

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