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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 2 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 211978
OS Grid Reference: SD7350903842
OS Grid Coordinates: 373509, 403842
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5306, -2.4011
WORSLEY ALGERNON ROAD
SD 70 SW
1/21 Church of
St. John the
Church. 1876. By J.M. and H. Taylor. Snecked stone with
slate roof. Nave and polygonal chancel with north side
chapel, transeptal vestry and organ chamber and crossing
tower. Gothic Revival. 5-bay nave (no aisles) with 2 lancet
windows in each bay and buttresses to south only. Baptistry
under outshut roof adjacent to gabled porch. 2-bay chapel
with cusp-headed lights. Gabled transept with tall 2-light
Geometrical tracery windows. Cusped lancet to each side of
polygonal chancel. Two 2-light west windows. The octagonal
tower rises from a square via broaches; it has cusped belfry
openings, a broach spire with lucarnes and a square stair
turret in the angle between chancel and organ chamber.
Interior: impressive scissor-braced rafter roof with
wrought-iron ties. Double-chamfered chancel arch on corbels
with foliated capitals. Unusual open pulpit adjacent to 2-
bay side chapel arcade which has a plaster spandrel with
figures and a text in relief. Bowl font on colonnettes.
Stained glass. In planning, detailing and construction the
church has all the quality and individuality which one
expects from the Taylors.
Listing NGR: SD7350903842
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Source: English Heritage
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