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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Marchington, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.8643 / 52°51'51"N

Longitude: -1.8386 / 1°50'18"W

OS Eastings: 410962

OS Northings: 329659

OS Grid: SK109296

Mapcode National: GBR 395.HYS

Mapcode Global: WHCFW.Q8NH

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 8 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374501

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273865

Location: Marchington, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST14

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Marchington

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Marchington Woodlands St John

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


11/158 Church of St. John

- II

Chapel of ease. 1858-9. By A.D. Gough of London. Hammer dressed
stone with ashlar dressings; shaped tile roofs with plain tile bands,
crested ridge tiles and coped verges. 5-bay nave and south porch,
North-west tower with broach spire; 2-bay chancel and single cell
north and south chapels. Mainly late C13 style, windows mainly pointed
with cinquefoil headed lights, geometrical tracery and hood moulds
terminating in heads. North-west tower: 4 stages; pointed north door,
2-light window to west, semi-octagonal projection to east with a single-
light trefoil-headed window beneath a pointed arch and moulded eaves
with ballflower ornament to a hipped stone slate roof; second stage
has single light trefoil-headed windows under pointed arch with hood
mould over terminating in heads; blind quatrefoil within a circle to
each side of third stage; belfry stage has 2-light louvred openings.
Nave: 3-light windows, each bay division marked by a buttress, gabled
south porch of timber on stone plinth, shaped and fretted barge boards.
Chancel: Pointed east window of 5 lights the central one wide,
incorporating a rose window over, blind pointed trefoil within a circle
to gable, single-light north and south windows; single light windows
to east and west of north and south chapels and 2-light windows to
north and south with square heads and cinquefoil headed lights;
octagonal projection to west of north chapel with single-light trefoil
headed windows under pointed arches. Interior: Pointed chancel arch,
chamfered outer arch and marble inner arch of 2 orders spring from marble
shafts with naturalistic foliage to capitals and corbel bases, ball
flower ornament between the 2 orders, pointed squints to each side of
the arch, looking into the chapels flanking the chancel; between
chapels and chancel are 3-bay arcades of pointed arches with cinquefoil
cusping; arch braced collar roofs to nave and chancel with braced king
posts and decorative cusping, arch braces spring from marble shafts with
foliated caps and corbel bases. Fittings: Octagonal stone font with
panelled sides; complete set of pews; octagonal wooden pulpit with
carved foliage and ball flower ornament; choir stalls have poppyheads
to ends; altar rail on twisted wrought iron stands with brackets in
form of foliage. B.O.E. p.202.

Listing NGR: SK1096229659

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