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Description: Church of St John the Evangelist
Date Listed: 20 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238180
OS Grid Reference: NZ2254088873
OS Grid Coordinates: 422540, 588873
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1936, -1.6475
LONGHIRST LONGHIRST VILLAGE
11/36 Church of St. John
Parish Church, 1876, by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Rock-faced stone with ashlar
dressings; red tile roof. Nave with south aisle and north-west tower/porch,
chancel with south organ chamber and north vestry. Free C13 style with Geometric
tracery. High chamfered plinth, stepped buttresses,clasping buttresses to tower
and eastern arms, moulded sill string, hollow-chamfered eaves cornice, foliage
stops to hoodmoulds.
Tower has double doors in triple-chamfered arch, lancet over. Chamfered, set-back
belfry stage. Heavy eaves corbel table and broach spire rock-faced up to a
moulded string, upper part with 4 lucarnes; stair turret on west. 3-bay north
wall of nave has two 2-light windows and lancet. West end: tall 2-light window
flanked by lancets, and set back to right west aisle lancet. String course over
head of central window. South wall has low eaves, two 2-light windows in half
dormers. Chancel arms have 2-light windows with pierced circles above,
Y-tracery windows on single lancets. Stepped triplet in east end. Both gable
ends coped with crosses.
Interior plastered,with ashlar features. 4-bay south arcade with clustered columns
alternately of marble. Tall double-chamfered chancel arch on colonnettes over
stone corbels. Aumbry on north and sedilia on south chancel wall. East lancets
have black marble jamb shafts and hoodmould with leafy carved stops. Arch-braced
timber roofs, the chancel panelled; aisle dormer roofs with hip rafters and
collars. Chancel screen carved by the Rev. Proctor (vicar 1885-1916) and his
parishioners; screens to vestry and organ chamber. Carved stone reredos in
panelled east wall. Original tiled floors, elaborately patterned in sanctuary.
Well-carved bench seating in nave and choir, the latter with poppy-head bench ends.
Listing NGR: NZ2254088873
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Source: English Heritage
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