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Church of St John Evangelist, Read

Description: Church of St John Evangelist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 December 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 183521

OS Grid Reference: SD7657834764
OS Grid Coordinates: 376578, 434764
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8086, -2.3571

Location: 3 Church Close, Read, Lancashire BB12 7RQ

Locality: Read
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB12 7RQ

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Listing Text

SD 73 SE
7/36 Church of St.John Evangelist
- II

Church, 1884 by Ross of Accrington, with tower added 1911. Rock-faced
sandstone with slate roof. Comprises a west tower with west chapel, a
nave, a lower chancel which has a 3-sided apsidal east end, a north
lean-to organ chamber and vestry, a gabled projection on the south, and a
south porch. The nave, of 5 bays to the north and 4 to the south, has
paired chamfered lancets. The porch is timber-framed above a stone base.
Against the west wall, offset to the south, is the tower, which has angle
buttresses which terminate with gablets against a stone spire. The bell
openings are of 2 trefoiled lights with a trefoil under a pointed head.
The west window is similar. To the north of the tower, against the west
wall of the nave, is a single-storey lean-to chapel which has 3 windows
each of one trefoiled light. Inside, the nave has scissor-braced trusses.
At the west end 2 moulded pointed arches with octagonal column and
semi-octagonal responds open into the chapel. A smaller arch to the south
opens into the lower stage of the tower. The chancel arch is pointed and
chamfered in 2 orders.

Listing NGR: SD7657834764

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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