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Description: Church of Saint John the Divine
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 330993
OS Grid Reference: SE3276872089
OS Grid Coordinates: 432768, 472089
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1436, -1.4999
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SE 37 SW SHAROW BERRYGATE LANE
2/71 Church of Saint John the
Divine (formerly listed as
6.3.67 Church of St John).
Church of Saint John the Divine. 1825 with chancel added 1874. Nave and
tower by George Knowles, civil engineer. Ashlar, grey slate roof. Wide 3-
bay nave with tower at west end and south porch. Chancel of 2 bays with
chapel on south side and organ and vestry on north side. In Perpendicular
style. Tower: 4 stages with trefoil-headed window to third stage and 3-
light trefoil-headed belfry window, both with flat hood-moulds. Corner
buttresses and embattled parapet. Nave: 3 bays with stepped buttresses and
embattled parapet. 3 light Perpendicular windows, the left window partly
obscured by small gabled porch with corner buttresses, double-chamfered arch
and double door with wide boards and strap hinges. Chancel: 2 bays with 2-
light early Gothic-style windows. The east window is Perpendicular and of 3
lights. Interior: fine gold-embossed panelled timber roof to nave. Chancel
has tiled floor and contemporary choir stalls. A memorial on the south side
of the nave to George Knowles (d1853), designer of the nave and tower, of
marble with carving in relief of a broken bridge and a weeping willow tree,
by T Milne of London. The east window, removed from the nave to the chancel
when this was added, was painted by George Hedgland who also painted the
west window of Norwich cathedral. A printed sheet giving a detailed history
of the church and published c1960 is held in the National Monuments Record.
Listing NGR: SE3276872089
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Source: English Heritage
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