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Description: Church of St John
Date Listed: 28 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 166268
OS Grid Reference: SE9001211492
OS Grid Coordinates: 490012, 411492
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5923, -0.6415
SCUNTHORPE CHURCH SQUARE
SE 81 SE)
SE 91 SW)
1/7) Church of St John
Church. 1890 by J S Crowther for Rowland Winn, 1st Lord St Oswald.
Rock-faced blocks of local Frodingham ironstone with Ancaster limestone
ashlar dressings and carved details, slate roof. Gothic Revival style.
West tower, 5-bay aisled nave with north porch, south transept, a 3-bay
chancel with vestry on south side. 4-stage tower has buttresses, ornate
west entrance with a pointed arch and setback carved oak doors,
traceried windows, clock faces on each side and twin 2-light belfry
openings beneath a panelled battlemented parapet with crocketed finials.
Nave has 3-light aisle windows between buttresses and paired 2-light
clerestory windows. Ornate north porch has blocked doorway surmounted
by niches, pinnacles etc. Chancel has 3-light windows and a 4-light
east window. Apart from a rose window in the transept-end, all openings
are pointed with Early Perpendicular style tracery. Elaborate corbel
tables, gargoyles, battlemented parapets and crocketed finials
throughout. Interior: nave arcades have octagonal piers and castellated
capitals. Hammer-beam roofs with carved angel corbels to nave and
chancel. Ornate octagonal marble font. Fittings include carved pulpit,
vicar's stall, choir stalls, altar rails and screen. Chancel now
screened off by c1960s glazed partition. Church was declared redundant
in April 1984. An accomplished late Victorian Gothic Revival church
displaying a very high quality of workmanship and sophisticated use of
the local ironstone.
Listing NGR: SE9001211492
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Source: English Heritage
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