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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Brigg, North Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5518 / 53°33'6"N

Longitude: -0.4912 / 0°29'28"W

OS Eastings: 500054

OS Northings: 407191

OS Grid: TA000071

Mapcode National: GBR TW0C.FH

Mapcode Global: WHGGG.FZ9H

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 6 August 1976

Last Amended: 24 September 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165439

Location: Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20

County: North Lincolnshire

Parish: Brigg

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Brigg St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

Listing Text


712/2/54 BIGBY STREET
06-AUG-76 (North side)
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(Formerly listed as:
BIGBY STREET
PARISH CHURCH OF ST JOHN)

II
Built 1841-3 by W A Nicholson, some alterations in 1883 by W White.

MATERIALS:
Small, whitish-grey stones cut and laid brick fashion. Tiled roofs.

PLAN:
Aisled nave and chancel, SE porch tower, N porch.

EXTERIOR:
The church is tightly hemmed in externally by other buildings. Early English in style, it has paired lancet windows with detached shafts. The W window is unusually high to accommodate the neighbouring buildings, and there is a small E lancet. The tall, buttressed tower is of four stages and has a S door with a very shallow, gabled porch and lancets set within blind arcading in the bell stage. Corner pinnacles on the tower and at the W end.

INTERIOR:
The arcades have octagonal piers and double chamfered arches. There is one bay of sexpartite vaulting, probably plaster, in the chancel.

PRINCIPAL FIXTURES:
Very plain C19 nave benches and choir stalls with simple poppy heads. Some C19 and early C20 glass.

HISTORY:
A church was first built at Brigg in 1699, which until then had been a hamlet served by the parish church at Wrawby. This Classical church was demolished and replaced by the present church in 1841-3, which was considerably larger than its predecessor. It was designed in the Early English style then fashionable by W A Nicholson (1803-53 of Lincoln). It became an independent parish in 1872, and was refurnished in 1883 by the noted Victorian church architect William White.

SOURCES:
Pevsner, N., Buildings of England: Lincolnshire (1989), 185

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
The church of St John, Brigg, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Church of 1841-3 by W A Nicholson in an attractive Early English style.
* Restored and altered in 1883 by William White.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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