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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Longhirst, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1936 / 55°11'37"N

Longitude: -1.6475 / 1°38'50"W

OS Eastings: 422540

OS Northings: 588873

OS Grid: NZ225888

Mapcode National: GBR J8YD.31

Mapcode Global: WHC2K.NQPC

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 20 October 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238180

Location: Longhirst, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Longhirst

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Longhirst St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

LONGHIRST LONGHIRST VILLAGE
NZ 2288
(East side)
11/36 Church of St. John
the Evangelist
20.10.69
GV II

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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