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Latitude: 52.5812 / 52°34'52"N
Longitude: -2.128 / 2°7'40"W
OS Eastings: 391426
OS Northings: 298162
OS Grid: SO914981
Mapcode National: GBR 1DM.B3
Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.8DY0
Entry Name: Church of St John
Listing Date: 3 February 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1201864
English Heritage Legacy ID: 378553
Location: Wolverhampton, WV2
County: City of Wolverhampton
Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's
Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Central Wolverhampton
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SO9198SW ST JOHN'S SQUARE
895-1/13/312 Church of St John
Anglican church. 1758-76. By William Baker or Roger Eykyn
(builder). Ashlar with parapeted roof. Classical style.
Rectangular plan with shallow chancel and west steeple. Ground
floor sill band and top modillioned cornice and balustraded
parapet; windows with Gibbs surrounds, those to ground floor
segmental headed, those to 1st floor round headed. East facade
has pedimented chancel with blind simplified Venetian window
with architrave and triple keystone, 2 blind roundels over;
single-bay returns have Gibbs windows, nave east has blind
round-headed windows over round-headed entrances with consoled
cornices, sill band forming imposts. 6-bay north and south
facades with Gibbs windows; western bays have round-headed
entrances with rusticated pilasters and cornices, that to
south with crowned monogram: E II R. West facade has centre
breaking forward under pediment, Gibbs windows to flanking
bays. Round-headed entrance with radiating voussoirs, aedicule
with rusticated Doric columns, Ionic entablature and blocking
course, 3-fielded-panel door and fanlight with glazing bars;
panel above. Tower has modillioned sill course, paired Ionic
pilasters and entablature; round-headed Gibbs windows, urns to
angles. Spire has round base with cornice taken over
projecting clock faces, octagonal stage with pilasters, blind
round-headed windows and top balustrade, rest with bands,
round lucarnes and weather vane.
INTERIOR: tunnel-vaulted ceiling pierced by arches; gallery to
3 sides on panelled antae on high bases, panelled front and
4-bay Doric arcades; elliptical chancel arch, vaulted chancel,
which has bolection-moulded panelling and aedicule over
altarpiece, panelled pilasters above. Fittings: late C19
timber screens to chapels to east ends of aisles; mid C19
altar rail on enriched wrought-iron supports; mid C19 high
panelled pulpit on marble shafts; mid C19 basin font on marble
shafts with coloured inlay; George III Royal arms to west
gallery, gilded relief; C17 organ by Renatus Harris with rich
open work to case. Mid to late C19 stained glass; and some
early C20 Arts and Crafts glass.
A very good and complete example of a mid C18 church.
(Shell County Guides: Thorold H: Staffordshire: London: 1978-:
P.186; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire:
London: 1974-: P.316).
Listing NGR: SO9142698162
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