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Church of St. John the Evangelist, Westhoughton

Description: Church of St. John the Evangelist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 210564

OS Grid Reference: SD6519307359
OS Grid Coordinates: 365193, 407359
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5617, -2.5269

Location: A6, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3PF

Locality: Westhoughton
County: Bolton
Country: England
Postcode: BL5 3PF

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Listing Text

SD 60 NE (north side)

8/84 Church of
St. John the
9/8/66 Evangelist

- II

Church. 1858-9. By G. Shaw. Rock-faced stone with ashlar
dressings and slate roofs. Nave, chancel and north vestry.
6-bay nave is wide, with low walls; 2-light traceried
windows between weathered buttresses. South gabled porch
with segmental-pointed entrance and light over. West end has
3-light window with pentangle in roundel and 2 trefoil-headed
windows; 2 small buttresses. Bell cote to gable. Chancel
has diagonal buttresses flanking 3-light east window. South
side has window of trefoil-headed lights with trefoils above
and Y-tracery window flanking entrance with shouldered
lintel. North lean-to vestry has triple pointed lights and
entrance; brick stack on stone base. Interior: roof has
braced collar roof with pendants and wind braces. West
gallery probably moved forward during late C20 alterations
to make vestries and meeting room. Chancel has arch-braced
roof, wainscotting and traceried reredos. C19 stained
glass, good to east and south.

Listing NGR: SD6519307359

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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