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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashton Hurst, Tameside

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5001 / 53°30'0"N

Longitude: -2.0813 / 2°4'52"W

OS Eastings: 394704

OS Northings: 400385

OS Grid: SD947003

Mapcode National: GBR FWXZ.60

Mapcode Global: WHB9K.0962

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 14 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162695

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212659

Location: Tameside, OL6

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: Ashton Hurst

Built-Up Area: Ashton-under-Lyne

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Hurst St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE KING'S ROAD
SD 90 SW (north-west side)

1/11 Church of
St. John the
12/1/67 Evangelist
(Formerly listed as Church
of St John the Evangelist,
Hurst)

- II

Church. 1847-9. By Shellard for the Church Commissioners
with transepts and tower by G. Shaw in 1862. Rock-faced
stone with slate roof. Nave with aisles and transepts.
Almost free-standing south-west tower and a chancel with
organ chamber and side chapel. Gothic revival. Projecting
plinth, continuous sill band and hoodmould. 4-bay aisle and
2-bay transepts with lancet windows, weathered buttresses
and porch in bay 2. 4-light geometrical tracery transept
windows, 3-lancet east window and 2-lancet west window. 2-
bay chancel. Coped gables with cross finials. The clerestory
contains no windows. Bold 3-stage tower has diagonal
weathered buttresses and a circular corner stair turret. It
diminishes in size at each stage, the top stage having
stepped broaches before changing to an octagon to
accommodate the spire. Interior: west gallery with C20
partition below. Quatrefoil piers support double-chamfered
nave arcade. Arch-braced roof trusses. Waggon roof to
chancel. Stained glass and timberwork which includes
elaborate canopied seats in the chancel and a reredos. O.
Whittaker, a local mill owner was the principal benefactor.
W. A. Parry, History of Hurst and Neighbourhood.


Listing NGR: SD9470400385

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