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Church of St John, Watford

Description: Church of St John

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158217

OS Grid Reference: TQ1119596748
OS Grid Coordinates: 511195, 196748
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6585, -0.3939

Location: 1 Cross Street, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 2PU

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD17 2PU

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Listing Text


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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Source: English Heritage

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