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Latitude: 53.6702 / 53°40'12"N
Longitude: -2.1699 / 2°10'11"W
OS Eastings: 388874
OS Northings: 419313
OS Grid: SD888193
Mapcode National: GBR FV90.02
Mapcode Global: WHB8Q.M0YP
Entry Name: Church of St John Evangelist
Listing Date: 30 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1073548
English Heritage Legacy ID: 185828
Location: Whitworth, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL12
Civil Parish: Whitworth
Built-Up Area: Whitworth
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Facit St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SD 81 NE WHITWORTH (off) MARKET STREET
11/249 Church of St. John Evangelist
Church, 1871, by Medland and Henry Taylor. Rock-faced sandstone, slate
roof with bands of pink slates. Nave, south-west tower, chancel with side
offices; in High Victorian Gothic. Four-stage tower with angle-buttresses
has north-west cylindrical stair turret with conical top at 3rd stage,
triple-chamfered arched doorway on south side, lancets at 2nd and 3rd
stages; weathering to set-back panelled belfry which has 2 deeply-chamfered
louvres on each side; high embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. West
front has gabled and pinnacled surround to 2 arched doorways within a
single arch, on each side a plate tracery rose with relieving arch; a
lettered frieze; and large tripartite west window with plate tracery.
Buttressed 4-bay nave has two gableted 2-light windows and 2 lancets.
Organ house has 2 quatrefoils, chancel has lancet and large 5-light plate-
traceried east window. Interior: arch-braced hammerbeam king-post roof
with curved struts across the great span of the nave; carved wood reredos
and panelling in chancel; otherwise, very simple.
Listing NGR: SD8887419313
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