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Church of Saint John the Divine

A Grade II Listed Building in Sharow, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1436 / 54°8'36"N

Longitude: -1.4999 / 1°29'59"W

OS Eastings: 432768

OS Northings: 472089

OS Grid: SE327720

Mapcode National: GBR KNZJ.2D

Mapcode Global: WHC7V.X3YS

Entry Name: Church of Saint John the Divine

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Last Amended: 13 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149834

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330993

Location: Sharow, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Sharow

Built-Up Area: Sharow

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sharow with Copt Hewick and Marton-le-Moor

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


(east side)

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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