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Church of St John the Baptist, Accrington

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183821

OS Grid Reference: SD7721426545
OS Grid Coordinates: 377214, 426545
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7348, -2.3469

Location: Church Avenue, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 2XA

Locality: Accrington
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 2XA

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Listing Text

SD 72 NE
5/24 Church of St. John the Baptist
- II

Church, 1877, by H. Varley. Snecked rock-faced stone, slate roof.
Nave with aisles, 3-sided chancel, south tower with spire. Early
English style. Three-stage tower with angle buttresses, a very
prominent hollow-moulded cornice to the 2nd stage, octagonal belfry
with a string course, octagonal spire with splayed base overhanging the
belfry; on south side of tower an arched doorway of 3 orders (with 2
shafts which have carved fern-leaf capitals) under a gablet, with
coupled cusped windows above. Buttressed 4-bay aisles have arched
windows of 2 cusped lights with different tracery in the heads; nave
has clerestory of triple-light windows. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SD7721426545

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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