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Church of St John Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Broughton, Salford

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Latitude: 53.5044 / 53°30'15"N

Longitude: -2.262 / 2°15'43"W

OS Eastings: 382720

OS Northings: 400884

OS Grid: SD827008

Mapcode National: GBR DD6.XS

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.753T

Plus Code: 9C5VGP3Q+P6

Entry Name: Church of St John Evangelist

Listing Date: 18 January 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471583

Location: Broughton, Salford, M7

County: Salford

Electoral Ward/Division: Broughton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Salford

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Lower Broughton St Clement with St Matthias

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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949-1/10/85 (West side)
18/01/80 Church of St John Evangelist


Parish church. 1836-39. By Richard Lane. Chancel added 1846 by
Gregan. Ashlar-faced with Welsh slate roof. Gothic style,
reminiscent of a Commissioners' Church, but in fact a
privately-endowed building. W tower and clasping porches, nave
and chancel.
EXTERIOR: 3-stage tower, with 3-light Decorated window, and
2-tier window and clock over. Paired bell chamber lights and
embattled parapet. Angle buttresses form tall pinnacles.
2-light Decorated windows with transoms to W of porches, which
have chamfered arched doors to N and S. 6-bay nave divided by
buttresses, with 2-light Decorated transomed window in each
bay. Embattled parapet. Chancel a later addition. Rock faced
coursed and squared rubble, with steep graded slate roof. 3
bays, with Decorated windows and N vestry with stilted arched
door and 5-light mullioned window. 5-light Decorated east
window. Organ chamber and vestry in cross gable to S.
INTERIOR: nave arcade of 6 bays with slender octagonal shafts
on high bases, the original galleries now removed. Minton
tiled floor. Wood-traceried panelled bench ends and dado wall
panelling. Later C19 wrought-iron chancel screen, removed from
Porthill, Staffordshire. Baptistery below tower with shallow
arch from nave, and marble font. Internal window to tower
chamber over. Chancel has richly coloured Minton encaustic
floor tiles and stone-traceried reredos, flanked by tiled
arched panels coloured with majolica glazes. Texts (Ten
Commandments, Lord's Prayer and Credo) with embossed lettering
set in decorative borders, probably late C19, Minton Hollins.
Ogee-arched and crocketed tomb recess in N wall to John
Clowes, the patron of the church, d1846.
Stained glass by Hardman in E window, and possibly N and S
chancel windows; S window with angels in quatrefoils
attributed to Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. In nave,
3 N windows have glass by Gilbert Shaw, one dated 1861.
Internal W window from the studio of Kempe, 1903.

(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South Lancashire:
Harmondsworth: 1969-: 393; Glazed Expressions (Newsletter of
the Tile Society): Skinner Peter: "Wall Tiles in Churches":

Listing NGR: SD8272000884

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