Church of St John, North Road - Lancaster

Church built in 1755, with a tower by Thomas Harrison added in 1784. Nave with galleries to three sides and original box pews. Closed in 1983 and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Damged by flooding in 2015 and currently unoccupied. Structural movement at the east end has resulted in instability and cracks in the outer ashlar masonry and plaster. Water ingress problems are also occurring below the tower. Gutter blockages have resulted in water ingress and dry rot is now affecting the roof timbers.

Church of St John, North Road - Lancaster
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1289679
  • Local Planning Authority: Lancaster
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John
  • County: Lancashire
  • District / Borough: Lancaster
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Lancaster and Fleetwood
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA