CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1071728
Date first listed:
04-Oct-1967
Date of most recent amendment:
04-Dec-1985
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Lancashire
District:
Lancaster (District Authority)
Parish:
Arkholme-with-Cawood
National Grid Reference:
SD 58909 71825

Details

ARKHOLME-WITH-CAWOOD SD 57 SE Church of St John the Baptist 4/3 (formerly listed as Parish Church) 4-10-1967 GV II*

Church, late Perpendicular, extensively restored in 1897 by Austin and Paley. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof. Comprises a nave with south aisle, a chancel under a continuous roof, a vestry, and a south porch. The west wall has a 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery under a pointed head. To the right is a buttress with offsets. The west window of the aisle is of one trefoiled light. At the apex of the gable is an ashlar bellcote topped by a cyma-moulded open segmental pediment. This probably dates from the 1788 reconstruction, when the church was given round-headed windows with plain stone surrounds, removed by Austin and Paley. The north nave wall is of bays having cross windows with trefoiled upper lights. The south aisle wall has 4 2-light windows with flat heads and trefoiled lights, the 2 right-hand windows adjacent. The porch is buttressed and has a coping with kneelers and a moulded doorway with pointed head and hood. In the east wall of the aisle is a window of 2 hollow-chamfered round-headed lights. The east window is of 4 trefoiled lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular tracery. The hood mould is re-used and has worn head stops. Both gables have copings with kneelers, the eastern one also with a finial. Interior has 4-bay arcade of round arches of 2 chamfered orders and octagonal piers with capitals. Some masons' marks are visible on the arches. The eastern capital has some rough carving, including a dog chasing a hare and a slung horn. The roof has queen-post trusses and wind-braced purlins. The eastern end of the church was rebuilt during the restoration and contains twin sedilia and a piscina.

Listing NGR: SD5890971825

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
182297
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 17 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/13256/16
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