British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Church of St John the Evangelist, Guildford

Description: Church of St John the Evangelist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 289102

OS Grid Reference: SU9982150725
OS Grid Coordinates: 499821, 150725
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2470, -0.5712

Location: Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1HB

Locality: Guildford
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU1 1HB

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

(East Side) Stoke
1/235 Church of St. John
1/5/53 the Evangelist


Church. Nave, arcade and south chapel early C14, C15 tower and late C16 north
chapel; north aisle widened and church restored in 1858 by T. Goodchild; church
hall and extensions attached to south side of Church circa 1980. Hearthstone
and flint chequerwork on tower, knapped flint on north chancel chapel, flint and
mortar conglomerate on remainder; plain tiled roofs. Chancel with chapels on
north and south to east of aisled nave with porch and church hall to south,tower
to west end. Two stage battlemented tower to west with offset diagonal buttresses
and string course between stages. Taller stair turret to south east. One 2-light
round-arched louvred opening in each face of upper stage, only that to east face
not recut. Clockface and lancet window in west face. Deeply cut foiled-head 4-
light perpendicular-style C19 window in west face of lower stage over paired arched
doors with elaborate strapwork hinges in stone surround and under label moulding
with diamond stops. Four-light tall Perpendicular-style window in west end of
north & south aisles with trefoil cusping to window tracery. Arched two-light and
quatrefoil windows to south, one either side of church hall with further windows
to east of buttress. Offset diagonal buttress on angle of south aisle with C19
window in east end. Original Perpendicular-style window to east end with deep
splayed surround, inside and out. Unusual tracery with 5-lights and smaller sub-
mullions and triangular windows in two-centred head under hood mould. Three bay
north chapel with 8-light mullioned and transomed and 4-light brick mullioned
windows on the north side; 2-light window on east wall and two C19 2-light
mullioned windows on the north aisle.
Interior:- Three bay nave arcades on round piers with two plain chamfered orders
with columns on moulded bases and under moulded caps. Late C15 tower arch with
two continuously-moulded orders separated by 3/4 hollow moulding. Chancel and nave
separated by cambered beam. Chancel chapels of three bays, one bay to north
chapel blocked, the others on circular column and half-column responds; south
chancel chapel arcade of two wave and ogee-moulded orders with roll moulded,
circular bases. Fittings:- C18 font. Black marble octagonal bowl on white
baluster stem and black marble base. Early C18 communion rails; remainder of
fittings C19 and C20. Monuments - Early C19 tablets including one to Elizabeth
Creize (died 1804) by Bacon Jnr. North Aisle - Monument to William Aldersley
(died 1800) by Flaxman. Monument to William Parson (died 1799) in Baroque style
with thick marble surround and cherubs head above and below. Stained Glass:- North
window of the North Chapel commemorates the memory of R. S. Budgett (died 1888) two
sets of four lights to a design by Rossetti via F. J. Shields.

V.C.H. SURREY (1967 Edn) VOL. III pp.372-3.

Listing NGR: SU9982150725

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.