Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1119613

Date first listed: 01-Apr-1957

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN


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Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN

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

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle (District Authority)

Parish: Stanwix Rural

National Grid Reference: NY 44808 59586


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5/82 Church of St John 1. 4.57. II

Church. 1854 by R.H. Billings, totally replacing medieval church on same site. Dressed red sandstone, graduated slate roof. 2½ storey tower, 4 bay nave, single bay chancel. West tower has moulded plinth course continued round entire building: entrance has pointed arch with crocket open pediment and trefoil tympanum: string course, lancets with curvilinear tracery. Short spire has crocket edges and 4 lucarnes finished with central pinnacle. Projecting stair tower in south wall. Nave has pointed windows of 2 lights with curvilinear tracery heads and continuous drip moulding. Chancel has steeply pitched roof on north side to cover vestry. Interior has original pews with end doors; oak carved pulpit; carved oak lecturn; Norman font from the original church, with square base, rounded stem, square bowl with chamfered edges. Rear gallery on cantilever arches, with oak balustrade and handrail. Roof on semicircular arched braces. Windows have squared leaded lights with cut or moulded glass heads and internal segmental rear arches with lacy tracery. A number of white warble wall plaques. The Post Office Directory of Cumberland & Westmorland, 1858, p.152, suggests that the new church was partly built with stone from the Roman Wall.

Listing NGR: NY4480859586


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Legacy System number: 77663

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Books and journals
Post Office Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland, (1858), 152

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