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Church of St John the Evangelist, Altrincham

Description: Church of St John the Evangelist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 212784

OS Grid Reference: SJ7661687375
OS Grid Coordinates: 376616, 387375
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3827, -2.3530

Location: St John's Road, Trafford WA14 2NA

Locality: Altrincham
County: Trafford
Country: England
Postcode: WA14 2NA

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Listing Text

(north side)

7/29 Church of Saint
John the
- Evangelist

- II

Church. 1865-6. J. Medland Taylor. Snecked stone, ashlar
dressings and green and blue decorative slate roofs. Nave,
clerestory, aisles, south-west tower, west porch with
gallery above, transepts, polygonal chancel with vestry and
organ chamber to either side. Stone bands (some coloured),
overhanging eaves and steeply pitched roofs with coped
gables. 3-bay clerestory and aisles have polygonal weathered
buttresses, cusped circular clerestory lights and 2 2-light
aisle windows in each bay with geometrical tracery. 3-stage
tower has set-back weathered buttresses, small lancet
openings to the first 2 stages, 2-light openings to the
belfry. The broach spire has decorated bands and gabled
lucarnes. 4-light transept windows and 3 2-light chancel
windows. The vestry has a door and the organ chamber a
window which are diagonally set. Interior: nave arcade has
short columns with variously carved capitals and tall
chamfered arches. Chancel arch has elaborate columnar
corbels. Scissor-braced roof trusses. Good stained glass
(some by Abbott and Co.), carved stone pulpit, and font on
short columns with flying buttresses supporting the bowl.

Listing NGR: SJ7661687375

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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