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Church of St.john, Ellel

Description: Church of St.john

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 182170

OS Grid Reference: SD4860155842
OS Grid Coordinates: 348601, 455842
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9960, -2.7855

Locality: Ellel
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 0PS

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Listing Text


8/106 Church of St. John
2.5.1968 Formerly listed as Church of
St. Johns Ellel)


Church, 1906-7 by Austin and Paley. Sandstone rubble with red tile roof.
Comprises a nave with clearstorey on north side, a north aisle, crossing
tower, north transept and vestry, and chancel. The south wall of the nave is
of 3 bays, having windows of 3, 3 and 2 lights with segmental heads and
free Perpendicular tracery. To the right is a single clearstorey window of 2
lights with elliptical heads. To the right again is a doorway with pointed
head. To the left is the porch, with pointed arch to the doorway and a gable
coping with cross finial. The north aisle windows are of 2 and 3 cusped ogee
lights under flat heads. The clearstorey windows have 2 lights with
elliptical heads under flat lintels. The tower is buttressed on the north and
south sides and has a stair turret to the south. On the south side the second
stage has a window with pointed head and tracery. The bell openings have 2
trefoiled lights and a quatrefoil under a pointed head. Above is a solid
coping: the intended spire was not built. The chancel has one window to the
south, of 2 lights with segmental head and tracery. The east window is of 5
lights under a pointed head with tracery. Interior. The 6-bay nave arcade
has pointed arches chamfered in 2 orders and piers alternately round and
octagonal. The roof has trusses with arch-braced collars and king posts
alternating with tie-beam trusses with collars, king posts with curved braces
to the principals, and curved queen struts. The crossing has pointed arches
with mouldings dying into round piers. The south transept was not built:
behind its arch is an external wall. The chancel has a piscina with cusped
head. The windows contain glass of various early C20th dates.

Listing NGR: SD4860155842

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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