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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Dewsbury, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.692 / 53°41'31"N

Longitude: -1.6507 / 1°39'2"W

OS Eastings: 423160

OS Northings: 421780

OS Grid: SE231217

Mapcode National: GBR JTXR.F8

Mapcode Global: WHC9X.MG4J

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 3 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313651

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340688

Location: Kirklees, WF13

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury West

Built-Up Area: Dewsbury

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Dewsbury Team Parish

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 22 SN (Dewsbury Moor)

Church of St. John


Commissioners church in Lancet style. 1823-7 by Thomas Taylor.
Ashlar. Stone slate roof with crenellated parapet. Square,
4-tier, diagonally buttressed west tower with crenellated parapet
and crocketed pinnacles. 3-light bell chamber openings with
Y-tracery. 7-bay heavily buttressed nave. The buttresses
continue above the parapet as gabled pinnacles. 2-light lancets
with Y-tracery and hood moulds. Small, single bay chancel with
large 3-light east window with Y-tracery. Tiny Lady chapel c.1946
on north side of chancel.

Interior: Bay divisions marked by buttresses which support vaulting
over windows. Panelled ceiling. West gallery with panelled oak
front and elaborately carved frieze. Panelled oak dado to nave and
chancel. Octagonal font with small granite colonnettes on clustered
pedestal, restored 1927. Very colourful stained glass. East window
by Francis Barnett of York.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967.

Listing NGR: SE2316021780

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