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Former Church of St John, Rossendale

Description: Former Church of St John

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185730

OS Grid Reference: SD8204622692
OS Grid Coordinates: 382046, 422692
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7004, -2.2734

Location: 206 Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 7PA

Locality: Rossendale
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB4 7PA

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Listing Text

- Former Church of St John

- II

Church, 1890, by Austin and Paley; now warehouse. Snecked sandtone, slate
roof. On north-south axis: nave with low aisles, double transepts, base of
intended south-west tower; in Arts and Crafts Perpendicular style. Buttressed
gable to road has set-back upper wall with large 4-light traceried window in
a recessed panel; to 1st bay on east side is a gabled porch with moulded
arched doorway, front wall extended sideways each side to make buttresses, and
circular side-wall window with flamboyant tracery; aisles have flat-headed
2-light windows, nave has 4 large segmental-head 4-light windows with
Perpendicular tracery; twin-gabled transepts have tall 2-light window in each
gable. Base of tower at south-west corner has diagonal buttresses, moulded
arched doorway, a band of blind arcading above this, and a pyramidal roof.
Interior: mostly obscured by present contents, but appears largely unaltered
except where high chancel arch has been damaged by removal of Rood (now in
Church of St. Nicholas, Church Street, Newchurch, q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD8204622692

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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