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Church of St John Evangelist, Whitworth

Description: Church of St John Evangelist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185828

OS Grid Reference: SD8887419313
OS Grid Coordinates: 388874, 419313
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6702, -2.1699

Location: Studd Brow, Whitworth OL12 8LU

Locality: Whitworth
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: OL12 8LU

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Listing Text


11/249 Church of St. John Evangelist
- II

Church, 1871, by Medland and Henry Taylor. Rock-faced sandstone, slate
roof with bands of pink slates. Nave, south-west tower, chancel with side
offices; in High Victorian Gothic. Four-stage tower with angle-buttresses
has north-west cylindrical stair turret with conical top at 3rd stage,
triple-chamfered arched doorway on south side, lancets at 2nd and 3rd
stages; weathering to set-back panelled belfry which has 2 deeply-chamfered
louvres on each side; high embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. West
front has gabled and pinnacled surround to 2 arched doorways within a
single arch, on each side a plate tracery rose with relieving arch; a
lettered frieze; and large tripartite west window with plate tracery.
Buttressed 4-bay nave has two gableted 2-light windows and 2 lancets.
Organ house has 2 quatrefoils, chancel has lancet and large 5-light plate-
traceried east window. Interior: arch-braced hammerbeam king-post roof
with curved struts across the great span of the nave; carved wood reredos
and panelling in chancel; otherwise, very simple.

Listing NGR: SD8887419313

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Source: English Heritage

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