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Church of St John the Evangelist, Farnworth

Description: Church of St John the Evangelist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 210515

OS Grid Reference: SD7439605844
OS Grid Coordinates: 374396, 405844
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5486, -2.3879

Location: 63 Church Street, Bolton BL4 8AQ

Locality: Farnworth
County: Bolton
Country: England
Postcode: BL4 8AQ

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Listing Text

SD 70 NW (east end)

9/34 Church of
St. John the
31/5/66 Evangelist


Church. 1826, chancel 1871. Stone with slate roof. Nave,
west tower and chancel, south vestry and north organ loft. 5-
bay nave has sill course, and 2-light windows, most with
segmental transoms, between weathered buttresses; top cornice
and parapet. Tower has octagonal turrets and string courses.
Pointed entrance with timber fanlight; 2-light window louvred
bell-openings. Cornice and embattled parapet; turrets project
above parapet, originally capped with pinnacles. Flanking
porches have 2-light straight-headed windows with transoms,
canted angles and north and south entrances. 3-bay chancel
has 5-light east window and high 2-light north and south
windows. Vestry has 2-light windows flanking entrance with
shouldered lintel. Organ loft similar to vestry. Interior:
Nave has 3 galleries on octagonal columns; pointed arcading to
fronts. Flat ceiling has ribs and bosses. Octagonal font has
moulded shaft and panelled sides. Arms of George I to west
gallery. Chancel has king and queen post roof; 2-bay arcades
with quatrefoil columns to organ loft and vestry. Stalls have
elaborate timber fronts. Pulpit, 1907, timber on stone
quatrefoil column. Parclose screen to vestry, which projects
into nave. Panelled east wall with cresting. Good C19
stained glass to east and south.

Listing NGR: SD7439605844

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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