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Description: Church of St John the Evangelist
Date Listed: 9 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158432
OS Grid Reference: TL2179312007
OS Grid Coordinates: 521793, 212007
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7935, -0.2354
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TL 21 SW HATFIELD LEMSFORD VILLAGE
5/169 Church of St John
Church. 1858-9 by David Brandon in Early English Gothic style.
Rough-cut ashlar stone with smooth stone dressings. Westmoreland
slate roofs. SE chapel added in 1930 for the Nall-Cain family by
F E Howard in Perpendicular style. Nave has trefoil-headed
single lancets with hood moulds, stepped buttresses and
continuous moulded sill course. Parapeted gabled S porch. Two
stage W tower has clasp buttresses, 2-light plate-tracery belfry
opening and quatrefoil parapet. Large 5-light E window with
intersecting geometric style tracery. SE chapel has 3 4-centred
arch windows with cusped tracery and moulded, stepped buttresses.
Moulded plinth and crenellated parapet. W door with crocketed
ogeed arch is surmounted by an elaborate 2-light window.
Interior has naturalistic leaf capitals. Stained glass to E
window by Clayton and Bell 1874. Altar frontal in carved wood
dated 1605. Rich lierne vaulting to chapel. Canopied tomb in
luscious perpendicular style to Florence Nall-Cain (d. 1927).
Altar reredos carved in wood and alabaster. (Pevsner (1977)).
Listing NGR: TL2179312007
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Source: English Heritage
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