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Church of St John the Divine, Acklington

Description: Church of St John the Divine

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236678

OS Grid Reference: NU2272601894
OS Grid Coordinates: 422726, 601894
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3106, -1.6435

Location: B6345, Acklington, Northumberland NE65 9BW

Locality: Acklington
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 9BW

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Listing Text

NU 20 SW (South side)
7/8 Church of St. John
the Divine

Parish Church. 1860 by James Deason, for the Duke of Northumberland. Snecked
tooled stone with ashlar dressings; graduated Lakeland slate roofs. 4-bay
nave with north and south porches; chancel with north vestry. C13 style.
Chamfered plinth with small trefoil vents beneath each window. West end shows
two 2-light windows with cinquefoiled round light above, flanked by large
stepped buttresses; single lancets to aisle ends. Steep gable, of lower pitch
above aisles, carrying tall gabled bellcote with twin pointed arches. Gabled
north and south porches with double-chamfered arches, the inner order on
colonnettes, and square-headed loops in returns; above arch of north porch an
ornate wrought-iron lamp bracket inscribed 'VICTORIA 1887'. Within porches
stone benches and similar inner doorways have boarded and-studded double doors
with foliate hinges. Single lancets to west of porches, paired lancets to
east; single lancet at east end of south aisle. 2-bay chancel with single and
paired trefoiled lancets in side walls, and 3 stepped lancets to east;
priest's door on south. Pent-roofed vestry has extruded canted east passage
with trefoil window and stone slab roof; tall chimneystack with moulded stone
top. Coped gables on moulded kneelers with panelled gablets; foliate finial
crosses on east gables.

Interior: Plastered. Double-chamfered nave arcades with hoodmoulds on
foliage boss stops; round piers with moulded capitals and bases. Similar
chancel arch on shafted jambs. High wagon roofs with ashlar pieces to rafter
feet. Tiled sanctuary. Stone pulpit with quatrefoil frieze and nailhead
cornice. Carved chancel screen as memorial to Sir Charles Stamp Milburn of
Guyzance, d. 1917.

Listing NGR: NU2272601894

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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