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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Alvanley, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2613 / 53°15'40"N

Longitude: -2.7547 / 2°45'16"W

OS Eastings: 349752

OS Northings: 374079

OS Grid: SJ497740

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z6Q.DM

Mapcode Global: WH883.N9F4

Plus Code: 9C5V766W+G4

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330157

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57160

ID on this website: 101330157

Location: St John's Church, Alvanley, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, WA6

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Alvanley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Alvanley

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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SJ 47 SE
North East Side
4/14 Church of St. John.
Church 1860 by J S Crowther (architect's ground plan in Cheshire
Record Office) at expense of Catherine Emma Arden, youngest daughter
of Richard 1st Baron Alvanley. Red sandstone; gabled grey slate
roofs. Early Decorated style. Nave with aisles under separate roofs;
chancel with north vestry. Nave of 4 bays has corbelled west belfry
with small steeple (2 bells). Geometrical west windows: of 3 lights
to nave; of 2 lights to north aisle; Y- tracery widows to north aisle:
1 Y-tracery window and two 2-light windows with trefoil heads to south
aisle; round Geometrical window to east end of north aisle; Y-tracery
window to east end of north aisle. 2-light Geometrical north and
south window to chancel; 3-light Geometrical east window. Coped
gables have ornate crosses as finials.
Interior: Simple arcades with circular columns and double-chamfered
arches. Chancel arch has capitals only to corbelled responds; simple
chamfered arch. Arched organ screen contains 4 sub-arches on polished
marble columns, with Geometrical tracery. Nave stone-floored between
pews; choir and chancel have encaustic tiles. Armorial glass. A
good, largely unaltered interior with furnishings.

Listing NGR: SJ4975274079

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