Church of St John the Baptist, Cross Hill, Burslem - Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)

This church was largely rebuilt in 1717 but retains its medieval tower. Non-breathable paint on the nave external walls is trapping moisture causing significant levels of damp internally and the deterioration of the outer brick face. Outbreaks of dry rot have occurred in the past and re-roofing with inappropriate and heavy concrete tiles on the hipped nave roof is leading to structural problems. The building has multiple fabric defects and has been subject to heritage crime. Negotiations to lease this place of worship to the New Testament Church of God have yet to be concluded.

Church of St John the Baptist, Cross Hill, Burslem - Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1291065
  • Local Planning Authority: Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John the Baptist
  • Street Name: Cross Hill
  • Locality: Burslem
  • Unitary Authority: Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Stoke-on-Trent North
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II

Contact Details

John Tiernan 0121 625 6839

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England