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Church of St John Evangelist, Lynesack and Softley

Description: Church of St John Evangelist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111887

OS Grid Reference: NZ0908726132
OS Grid Coordinates: 409087, 526132
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6302, -1.8607

Location: Grewburn Lane, Lynesack and Softley, Durham DL13 5QG

Locality: Lynesack and Softley
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL13 5QG

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Listing Text

17/85 Church of St. John
Parish church. Dated 1847 on left door jamb. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar plinth, dressings and quoins; Welsh slate roof with stone gable
copings. 6-bay nave with south porch and shallow west belfry; one-bay chancel
with north vestry. Early English style. 3 steps up to pointed-arched boarded
door under dripmould with shield block stops; steeply-gabled porch roof with
coping on moulded kneelers and roll-moulded finial. Similar dripmoulds to
lancets with alternate-block jambs and sloping sills, 3 at east end and 2 at
west, flanking 4-stage belfry with lancet in first, blocked trefoil in second
and 4 louvred lancets in octagonal top stage with steep conical stone spirelet.
Buttresses, claspingat corners, all with steep coping. Steeply-pitched roof
has damaged angelus finial and small east stone cross.

Interior painted plaster with dado moulding. Collared roof trusses, with
trefoil bracing, on stone corbels; plain chancel roof on single purlins.
Deeply-chamfered chancel arch on half-octagonal stone corbels. Blank
quatrefoil panels in shaped pew ends; pulpit and choir pews in more elaborate
version of same style. Early C20 traceried wood reredos; fluted chancel
panelling. Tiled chancel floor; brass communion rail on leaf-decorated cast
iron balusters. Hammered bronze First World War memorial panel on north wall
of nave. Octagonal stone pulpit with brass lectern. Late C19 organ by Nelson
has stencilled decoration on pipes.

Listing NGR: NZ0908726132

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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