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Description: Church of St John the Evangelist
Date Listed: 17 December 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 184044
OS Grid Reference: SD8763532401
OS Grid Coordinates: 387635, 432401
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7878, -2.1891
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SD 83 SE WORSTHORNE WITH CHURCH SQUARE
3/38 Church of St. John the
Church, now church and assembly rooms. 1834-5, said to be by
Lewis Vulliamy (Pevsner), with chancel 1894 by W.B. Colbram, west tower
1903 by Austin and Paley; altered internally. Squared sandstone (chancel
rockfaced, tower snecked), slate roof. Early English style. Wide 5-bay
nave (formerly a galleried auditorium) has shallow buttresses and a large
lancet in each bay. Added chancel in matching style, with triple lancet
east window. Stout west tower of square plan and 3 unequal stages, the
upper half set back, has broad clasping pilaster-strips, moulded arched
west doorway with shafts and hoodmould (up 5 steps protected on one side by
modern wrought iron railings incorporating symbols of local history and
economy, e.g. shuttle, mine winding gear, cattle); above the door coupled
lancets with hoodmoulds, small chamfered windows to ringing chamber, single
small arched belfry louvres, flanked by roundels, and set-back parapet with
corner cops. Interior: laterally partitioned in 1973 making 2-storey
assembly rooms in west end; galleries removed 1902, plaster removed 1929;
moulded arches to chancel and organ house, and elaborate open-work roof
trusses survive. History: closely connected with Hargreaves and Thursby
families of Ormerod Hall, colliery proprietors and principal contributors
to all stages of building.
Listing NGR: SD8763532401
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Source: English Heritage
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