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Church of St. John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Silverdale, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1716 / 54°10'17"N

Longitude: -2.8238 / 2°49'25"W

OS Eastings: 346321

OS Northings: 475401

OS Grid: SD463754

Mapcode National: GBR 8NQ6.GC

Mapcode Global: WH83M.LDKV

Entry Name: Church of St. John

Listing Date: 2 May 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362446

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181946

Location: Silverdale, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA5

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Civil Parish: Silverdale

Built-Up Area: Silverdale

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Silverdale St John

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 47 NE SILVERDALE EMESGATE LANE

1/181 Church of St. John
2. 5. 1968
II*


Church, 1885-6, by Ball and Elce. Squared limestone with sandstone
dressings, sandstone interior and red tile roof. Comprises a west tower,
nave with clearstorey, aisles, north porch, transepts and lower chancel.
3-stage tower has angle buttresses, a battlemented parapet with corner
gargoyles and a deeply moulded west door. Above the door is a 3-light
window with reticulated tracery. Each face has 2 2-light bell openings
with traceried heads. The east window has reticulated tracery.

Interior - Nave has 4 bays with compound piers and arcades with pointed
arches of 2 chamfered orders. Chancel arch and wide tower arch have.
compound responds. The interior is unusual for the high quality of stone
carving, including a statue of St. John in a niche in the tower wall,
roof corbels carved as angels, and historiated capitals to the piers.
These latter form a complete series of illustrations to the Book of
Revelation, e.g. four angels holding the four winds of the earth; seven
angels with seven trumpets; four and twenty elders with crowns of gold;
the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The chancel has triple sedilia with
cusped heads. The nave roof has arch-braced collars, with a barrel roof
to the chancel. Late C19th glass in the clearstorey and east window.
Font dated 1886, decorated with foliage, tracery and shafts.


Listing NGR: SD4632175401

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