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Church of St Mary and St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Earlestown, St. Helens

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Latitude: 53.4561 / 53°27'21"N

Longitude: -2.6322 / 2°37'55"W

OS Eastings: 358116

OS Northings: 395666

OS Grid: SJ581956

Mapcode National: GBR BX1G.XT

Mapcode Global: WH98B.JDSB

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St John

Listing Date: 23 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216321

Location: St. Helens, WA12

County: St. Helens

Electoral Ward/Division: Earlestown

Built-Up Area: Newton-le-Willows

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Newton-in-Makerfield St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

(south side)
5/31 Church of
Saint Mary and
- Saint John

- II

Catholic church. 1864, spire 1880. By E Blount. Rock-faced
stone with ashlar dressings, slate roof. Nave with aisles
under lean-to roofs, NW steeple, chancel with flanking
gabled chapels. Tower has setback buttresses and lancets;
paired lancet bell openings; splayed spire. West end has
pointed entrance and spherical triangle window. 6-bay nave
has paired lancet aisle windows and triple lancet clerestory
windows; one squat buttress to north, and confessionals and
vestry to south. Canted chancel has clasping buttresses and
cornice with animal heads, windows of 2 lights. Interior:
Arches between chapels and chancel and aisles, on corbels in
form of busts including S.S. Mary and John and contemporary
bishop and pope. Reredoses to chapels remain, that to
chancel removed.

Listing NGR: SJ5811695666

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