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

Location

    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