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Latitude: 54.6302 / 54°37'48"N
Longitude: -1.8607 / 1°51'38"W
OS Eastings: 409087
OS Northings: 526132
OS Grid: NZ090261
Mapcode National: GBR HGFW.YZ
Mapcode Global: WHC55.DW58
Entry Name: Church of St John Evangelist
Listing Date: 26 November 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121617
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111887
Location: Lynesack and Softley, County Durham, DL13
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Lynesack and Softley
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Lynesack
Church of England Diocese: Durham
LYNESACK AND SOFTLEY LYNESACK
17/85 Church of St. John
Parish church. Dated 1847 on left door jamb. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar plinth, dressings and quoins; Welsh slate roof with stone gable
copings. 6-bay nave with south porch and shallow west belfry; one-bay chancel
with north vestry. Early English style. 3 steps up to pointed-arched boarded
door under dripmould with shield block stops; steeply-gabled porch roof with
coping on moulded kneelers and roll-moulded finial. Similar dripmoulds to
lancets with alternate-block jambs and sloping sills, 3 at east end and 2 at
west, flanking 4-stage belfry with lancet in first, blocked trefoil in second
and 4 louvred lancets in octagonal top stage with steep conical stone spirelet.
Buttresses, claspingat corners, all with steep coping. Steeply-pitched roof
has damaged angelus finial and small east stone cross.
Interior painted plaster with dado moulding. Collared roof trusses, with
trefoil bracing, on stone corbels; plain chancel roof on single purlins.
Deeply-chamfered chancel arch on half-octagonal stone corbels. Blank
quatrefoil panels in shaped pew ends; pulpit and choir pews in more elaborate
version of same style. Early C20 traceried wood reredos; fluted chancel
panelling. Tiled chancel floor; brass communion rail on leaf-decorated cast
iron balusters. Hammered bronze First World War memorial panel on north wall
of nave. Octagonal stone pulpit with brass lectern. Late C19 organ by Nelson
has stencilled decoration on pipes.
Listing NGR: NZ0908726132
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 17 August 2017.
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