Church of St John the Baptist, Boot Street, Whittington - Shropshire (UA)

The earliest part of this red brick church is the west tower built in 1747: the neoclassical nave was designed by Thomas Harrison and built in 1805-6 and the pyramid roof added to the tower in 1894. The Early English chancel with south organ chamber and north chapel was added in 1861. Partial re-roofing of the north slope of the nave roof in 2017 has eliminated water ingress but all of the cast iron rainwater goods are defective and need to be replaced. The surface water drainage system is also largely ineffective and complete renewal is likely to be required.

Church of St John the Baptist, Boot Street, Whittington - Shropshire (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:
    1367372
    Local Planning Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St John the Baptist
    Street Name:
    Boot Street
    Unitary Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Whittington
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North Shropshire
    Region:
    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, CA