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Church of St. John, Silverdale

Description: Church of St. John

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 181946

OS Grid Reference: SD4632175401
OS Grid Coordinates: 346321, 475401
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1716, -2.8238

Location: 60 Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, Lancashire LA5 0RF

Locality: Silverdale
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA5 0RF

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Listing Text


1/181 Church of St. John
2. 5. 1968

Church, 1885-6, by Ball and Elce. Squared limestone with sandstone
dressings, sandstone interior and red tile roof. Comprises a west tower,
nave with clearstorey, aisles, north porch, transepts and lower chancel.
3-stage tower has angle buttresses, a battlemented parapet with corner
gargoyles and a deeply moulded west door. Above the door is a 3-light
window with reticulated tracery. Each face has 2 2-light bell openings
with traceried heads. The east window has reticulated tracery.

Interior - Nave has 4 bays with compound piers and arcades with pointed
arches of 2 chamfered orders. Chancel arch and wide tower arch have.
compound responds. The interior is unusual for the high quality of stone
carving, including a statue of St. John in a niche in the tower wall,
roof corbels carved as angels, and historiated capitals to the piers.
These latter form a complete series of illustrations to the Book of
Revelation, e.g. four angels holding the four winds of the earth; seven
angels with seven trumpets; four and twenty elders with crowns of gold;
the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The chancel has triple sedilia with
cusped heads. The nave roof has arch-braced collars, with a barrel roof
to the chancel. Late C19th glass in the clearstorey and east window.
Font dated 1886, decorated with foliage, tracery and shafts.

Listing NGR: SD4632175401

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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