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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rossendale, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7226 / 53°43'21"N

Longitude: -2.2892 / 2°17'21"W

OS Eastings: 381014

OS Northings: 425174

OS Grid: SD810251

Mapcode National: GBR DTGD.68

Mapcode Global: WH974.TP3J

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 7 June 1971

Last Amended: 30 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163934

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185746

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Town: Rossendale

Electoral Ward/Division: Goodshaw

Built-Up Area: Rawtenstall

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Goodshaw St Mary and All Saints with St John Crawshawbooth

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

RAWTENSTALL

255/2/167 BURNLEY ROAD
07-JUN-1971 CRAWSHAWBOOTH
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(Formerly listed as:
BURNLEY ROAD
CRAWSHAWBOOTH
CHURCH OF ST JOHN UNDER CRAWSHAW BOOTH)

II*
Church, 1890-92, by H.J. Austin of Austin and Paley. Sandstone with dressings of Yorkshire stone, roof of green Cumberland slates (aisles have low-pitched lead-covered roofs). Nave and chancel in one, with north and south aisles, south transept, tower over north transept, side offices to chancel. Large and imposing, in early Perpendicular style. Five-bay nave has 10 square-headed
2-light traceried clerestory windows, large transomed 5-light west window with intersecting tracery; aisles, treated as 4 bays, have buttresses and arched
2-light windows with tracery in the heads and hoodmoulds, a gabled porch to the 1st bay on the south side and a diagonal porch in the angle with the south transept. Buttressed south transept has very large 5-light window with
Perpendicular and curvilinear tracery; chancel has very large 6-light window with Perpendicular tracery. Embattled tower over north transept has diagonal buttresses carried up to short octagonal corner turrets finished with large
crocketed pinnacles.
INTERIOR: lofty and spacious, lined with red Rainhill stone, and creating imaginative views. 5-bay arcades of moulded arches on alternately round and octagonal columns with moulded caps, high chancel arch with 2 orders of moulding (the north pier with trefoil-headed panels); arch-braced double collar-beam roof. Gothic carved wooden chancel screen and panelled screen to north transept. In 1st bay of chancel, canopied choir stalls, the tall and elaborately-carved canopies incorporating statues under individual crocketed canopies, some lower stalls now in nave. Stepped carved stone reredos. Set of pews in nave, some now moved to chancel.
History: site, structure, and endowments largely contributed by the Brooks family of Crawshaw Hall (q.v.). (Reference: Alfred Peel Crawshawbooth and District, n.d., pp 64-72).
This impressive design with its tall tower carefully utilises the hillside site. The lofty interior has fine and complete fittings.

Listing NGR: SD8101425174

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