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Church of St John the Divine

A Grade II Listed Building in Coppull, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6228 / 53°37'21"N

Longitude: -2.6661 / 2°39'57"W

OS Eastings: 356042

OS Northings: 414230

OS Grid: SD560142

Mapcode National: GBR 9VTK.L2

Mapcode Global: WH97K.06QK

Plus Code: 9C5VJ8FM+4H

Entry Name: Church of St John the Divine

Listing Date: 21 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281357

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357607

Location: Coppull, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Coppull

Built-Up Area: Coppull

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Coppull St John

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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8/90 Church of St. John the Divine
- II

Church, 1911, by Dudley Newman with carving by Esmond Burton. Rock
faced stone, green slate roof. West tower, nave with aisles, chancel,
in Perpendicular style with some C12/C13 details. Battlemented 3-stage
tower with diagonal buttresses to west and angle buttresses to east,
traceried 3-light west window, battlemented polygonal stair turret at
south west corner, 2-light belfry louvre in each side, prominent
gargoyles at centres and corners of band below battlements (derived
from examples in Normandy); nave of 5 bays and chancel of 2 bays have
battlemented parapets, arched 2-light windows with cusped tracery and
hoodmoulds; aisles have 3-light square windows with hoodmoulds, triple-
chamfered jambs and heads, and cusped tracery; 1st bay of south aisle has
a gabled porch with battlemented parapet, moulded arch, and diagonal
buttresses; to south side of chancel a low vestry with similar buttresses
and parapet. Interior: 5-bay nave arcade of shafted columns with
moulded polygonal caps to the shafts; moulding of 2-centred arches
springs from the shafts, giving the appearance of an arch within an
arch; tower arch and chancel arch are similarly shafted and moulded,
and have hoodmoulds; aisle windows have slightly bowed straight labels
with foliated stops. Nave and chancel have arch-braced wooden roofs
supported by wall posts on stone corbels (figured in chancel). South
wall of chancel has piscina and sedilia (3 seats) with trefoil and
mouchette tracery and a hoodmould. Sanctuary lamp which was miners lamp
used at Chisnall Hall colliery, the last coal mine in Coppull;
commemorative wall plaque to family of Haydock of Bogburn Hall (q.v.)
and USA. Successful early C20 realisation of Gothic style; gift of
James Darlington.

Listing NGR: SD5604214230

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