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Latitude: 53.5117 / 53°30'42"N
Longitude: -2.1545 / 2°9'16"W
OS Eastings: 389850
OS Northings: 401682
OS Grid: SD898016
Mapcode National: GBR FWDT.CW
Mapcode Global: WHB99.WZ6Q
Entry Name: Church of Saint John
Listing Date: 24 March 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1356416
English Heritage Legacy ID: 212444
Location: Oldham, M35
Electoral Ward/Division: Failsworth East
Built-Up Area: Failsworth
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Failsworth St John
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SD 80 SE FAILSWORTH OLDHAM ROAD
6/40 Church of
24/3/66 St. John
Church. 1845-6. E. H. Shellard for the Church Commissioners.
Hammer-dressed stone with slate roof. Nave with clerestory
and aisles; west tower and chancel flanked by organ chamber
and vestry. 6-bay nave and aisles with projecting plinth,
sill band and corbelled eaves.Each bay has a weathered
buttress and paired lancet windows under a continuous
hoodmould. Spherical triangle clerestory lights. Gabled
north porch. 4-stage tower with angled weathered buttresses,
door in first stage, 2-light plate tracery window on second
stage, clock faces with elaborate gabled surrounds on the
third stage, 2-light belfry openings, and a broach spire
with gabled lucarnes above a dogtooth-enriched band with
corner gargoyles. 2-bay chancel with 3-lancet east window.
Interior: nave arcade with clustered columns having moulded
capitals and bases. Arch-braced roof trusses on columnar
corbels with carved heads. Arcaded parapet to west gallery
supported on cast-iron columns and now accommodating the
organ. Stained glass and timber fittings. Rev. R. Loxham,
Illustrations of churches, vol. 4, 1846-55.
Listing NGR: SD8985001682
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