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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236909
OS Grid Reference: NU2465810563
OS Grid Coordinates: 424658, 610563
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3884, -1.6123
NU 2410 ALNMOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND STREET
20/19 Church of St. John
Parish church, 1876 with south chapel added 1880 to accommodate boys from
Seabank School. Snecked tooled stone with tooled ashlar quoins and dressings;
Welsh slate roofs, blue on nave and purple on eastern parts. Plan: Aisleless
4-bay nave with west tower over porch; chancel with transeptal south chapel,
north organ chamber/vestry and canted apse. Simple C13 style.
Chamfered plinth; 3-stage tower has stepped diagonal buttresses and chamfered
bands. On north and south are diagonally-boarded double doors, with foliate
hinges, under moulded arches with jamb shafts and foliage-carved hoodmould
stops; 2-light west window. 2nd stage has single lancets. Slatted belfry
openings with Y-tracery. Moulded brackets at square base of octagonal stone
spire with gabled lucarnes and moulded finial. Side walls of nave have
lancets, paired in end bays; stepped buttresses between. Coped east gable
on moulded kneelers, with ring-cross finial. South chapel has paired lancets
and slit in gable above. Apse has small angle buttresses and lancets with
moulded arches on jamb shafts with carved capitals; wrought-iron cross finial.
Organ chamber/vestry has diagonal buttresses and 2 lancets under gable with
cross finial; west diagonally-boarded door with foliate hinges.
Interior; Plastered. Double-chamfered chancel arch on carved corbels;
similar arches to south chapel and organ chamber/vestry. Panelled marble
dado to apse. Nave has arch-braced collar-beam roof on moulded corbels;
chancel has similar but painted roof on carved corbels. Octagonal moulded
font. Carved pulpit as memorial to Harold Kenyon Temperley, killed in
Flanders 1917. Kempe glass in apse windows; later C2O Evetts glass in nave
and west window.
Listing NGR: NU2465810563
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