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Church of St John the Evangelist, Accrington

Description: Church of St John the Evangelist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183798

OS Grid Reference: SD7631729092
OS Grid Coordinates: 376317, 429092
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7576, -2.3607

Location: Dowry Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6AF

Locality: Accrington
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 6AF

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Listing Text

SD 72 NE
5/2 Church of St. John the Evangelist
- II

Church, 1864-70, by H. Macauley. Rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings,
steeply pitched slate roof with bands of green fishscale slates. Nave with
one aisle, transepts, chancel, south-east tower with a spire; in free early
Gothic style. Entrance at south end, by double doors, tympanum with carved
emblem of the Evangelist under banded 2-centred arch; paired lancets each
side; above, a large plate traceried 3-light window flanked by single-light
windows. Five-bay nave with gabled porch on west side and 3 cross gables
to aisle on east side; trefoils in these gables, otherwise most windows of
2 cusped lancets. Unusual 3-stage tower with free-standing pinnacles on
colonnettes beside the octagonal spire. Interior: 3-bay aisle arcade on
columns with crocketed capitals; chancel arch with corbelled shafts;
gallery at south end. Wagon roofs, polygonal to chancel.

Listing NGR: SD7631729092

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Source: English Heritage

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