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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Watford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6585 / 51°39'30"N

Longitude: -0.3939 / 0°23'37"W

OS Eastings: 511195

OS Northings: 196748

OS Grid: TQ111967

Mapcode National: GBR 48.1DT

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.4K4X

Plus Code: 9C3XMJ54+CF

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 7 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158217

Location: Central, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17

County: Hertfordshire

District: Watford

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Watford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watford St John

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Church of St John
TQ 1196 NW 8/39


1891-3 by Eley E White of Christopher and White. Tall stone Gothic church in the
manner of J L Pearson. Tower and spire never built. Rubble stone walls, overall
slate roof with slim lead fleche over chancel arch. Four bay nave, slightly narrower
3 bay chancel, 6 bay aisles ending one bay short of east end. West narthex with
gabled south-west porch. Small gabled porch in south aisle. Square turrets,
panelled and with steep pyramid caps at each corner of nave and at east corner of
aisles. Buttresses with set-offs to aisles, narthex and chancel. Lancet windows,
paired in tall clerestory, and aisles. Single in chancel. West 3-light window with
quatrefoils in head, flanked by single lancets. Three lancets to east window.
South-west porch with moulded arch, mouldings dying into piers, 5 stepped lancets above
cut across by a string course. Open timber nave roof. Stone vaulted chancel. Ribs
quadripartite. Clerestory openings shafted with shaft-rings. Elaborate east window
treatment of 3 cusped arches on ringed shafts screening lancets behind. Large stone
reredos and elaborate timber rood-screen.
Building News 64 1893 867.

Listing NGR: TQ1119596748

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