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Lathom House Chapel of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Lathom, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.5783 / 53°34'41"N

Longitude: -2.8217 / 2°49'17"W

OS Eastings: 345693

OS Northings: 409388

OS Grid: SD456093

Mapcode National: GBR 8WQ2.X0

Mapcode Global: WH86J.MBK5

Entry Name: Lathom House Chapel of St John

Listing Date: 11 August 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196644

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386295

Location: Lathom, West Lancashire, Lancashire, L40

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Civil Parish: Lathom

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


663-1/5/54 (East side (off))
11/08/72 Lathom House Chapel of St John


Chapel to Lathom House. Built by Thomas Lord Stanley, 2nd Earl
of Derby c.1500; altered and restored.
Red sandstone random rubble with large quoins, with scored
render to the east side, stone slate roof.
Nave and chancel in a single 3-bay vessel on a north-south
axis. The east side has a gabled porch at the north end, and 3
segmental-pointed windows with early C19 Gothick wooden
tracery and stained glass. The north gable has an octagonal
bellcote; the south gable wall has a large 5-light
Perpendicular window with a cavetto surround and C19 tracery
and hoodmould.
INTERIOR: wagon roof with early C19 rib-work; sanctuary screen
incorporating parts of a Perpendicular original believed to
have come from Burscough Priory after the Dissolution,
severely damaged during the siege of Lathom House in 1644
(some bullet holes visible) and restored (with mahogany and
pine) in 1817; oak eagle lectern also from Burscough Priory;
low doorway at north end of west wall, recently exposed; north
gallery on 2 cast-iron quatrefoil columns, with canted centre
and 1881 organ by Wilkinson of Kendal; in porch, a large oval
wooden panel carved with a coat of arms.
Forms group with Lathom House Almshouses (q.v.) attached to
north gable.

Listing NGR: SD4569309388

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