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Description: Church of St John the Evangelist
Date Listed: 15 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 321651
OS Grid Reference: SE1469086018
OS Grid Coordinates: 414690, 486018
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2696, -1.7759
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SE 18 NW EAST WITTON TOWN EAST WITTON
10/29 Church of St John the
(Formerly listed under Masham
Church. Dated 1809. By H H Seward for the Earl of Ailesbury. Ashlar
sandstone, stone slate roof. Nave and chancel in one, with aisles, south
porch, north baptistry and west tower. Tower: off-set angle buttresses,
4-stages with 1-, 2-, 1-, 3-light openings, embattled parapet. On west
face, pointed doorway in Elizabethan-style flat-headed surround with hood-
mould, and plaque recording that church was built to commemorate the
fiftieth year of the reign of George III, clock. Gabled south porch with
diagonal buttresses, doorway as before, quatrefoil in gable. 6-bay nave and
chancel aisle, divided by off-set buttresses. 3 windows of 4-lights with
uncusped Y-tracery, hood-moulds with label stops. In fifth bay, vestry
doorway as before; in sixth bay late-C19 single-light window with 5 cusps.
In sixth bay on north side, 3-light lancet window to organ chamber. East
end: off-set diagonal buttresses, 5-light uncusped Perpendicular east
window, embattled parapet. 2-light Geometric north window of baptistry.
Interior: 4-bay arcades with 4-centred Perpendicular-style arches on tall
octagonal piers. Perpendicular-style chancel arch with Tudor flowers on
soffit. Walls of sanctuary lined with very fine late C19 encaustic tiles
depicting Lord's Prayer, Creed and Ten Commandments, also tiled reredos and
tiled floor. Over doorway into tower, plaster coat of arms of Queen
Victoria in quatrefoil. Arms of George III over vestry door. The new
church replaced the old church of St Martin at Low Thorpe.
Listing NGR: SE1469086018
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Source: English Heritage
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