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CHURCH OF ST JOHN (METHODIST)

List Entry Summary

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

Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN (METHODIST)

List entry Number: 1084312

Location

CHURCH OF ST JOHN, MARKET STREET

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

County:

District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Sep-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 358738

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History

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Details

HINDLEY, MARKET STREET, SD 60 sw, 10/91

CHURCH OF ST JOHN

G.V.

II

Methodist church with ancillary rooms attached. 1890-1 by William Waddington & Son (a practice that specialised in non-conformist churches). Coursed rubble with red sandstone dressings. Diminishing Westmoreland and slate roofs. Church aligned N-S; S.W. steeple over porch, storeyed NW porch, nave, transepts, apsidally-ended chancel flanked by vestries; small apsidally-ended meeting hall attached aligned E-W. Round-headed windows throughout with free, very simple tracery only to the front windows and steeple. The entrance front is an original and bold design: SW steeple, octagonal, the tower of four unequal storeys mostly of red sandstone with alternating blank windows and belfry openings, the spire with gabled lucarnes, the whole rising out of the storeyed porch, gabled to two sides, with large 2-light windows to gallery level. Large round-headed doorway of several orders. Very large tripartite window to nave with smaller 3-light window below, all in red sandstone. Slender SE octagonal turret; continuous sill and impost bands throughout. SE porch recessed, with similar doorway to that of the SW porch, set under simple lancets. Simple single or paired tall lancets to other elevations. Transept and chancel (with canted apse), vestries and meeting hall, all under varying-roof lines form an interesting grouping when viewed from NW.

INTERIOR: end gallery with panelled frontal; impressive roof, coffered and coved, with moulded ties and king posts, the pseudo ridge-piece made up of ventilators. Coffered panels with decorative plasterwork. Chancel with blind round-headed niches between windows. Furnishings: simple benches with shaped ends; stone front panelled pulpit; boarded dado. Coloured patterned glass throughout.

St John's Church provides the only major architectural accent in the central part of Hindley and includes design elements of considerable originality.

Listing NGR: SD6191104656

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National Grid Reference: SD 61911 04656

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