CHURCH OF ST JOHN

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1130026

Date first listed: 01-May-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Nov-1998

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN, CHURCH HILL ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN, CHURCH HILL ROAD

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

District: City of Plymouth (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SX 49516 52681

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History

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Details

PLYMOUTH

SX4952NE CHURCH HILL ROAD 740-1/78/597 (East side) 01/05/75 Plymstock, Hooe (Lower) Church of St John (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH HILL ROAD Plymstock, Lower Hooe Parish Church of St John's)

GV II

Parish church. 1855 by William White. Plymouth limestone rubble walls with limestone dressings; very steep dry slate roofs; bellcote with paired openings over the W end of the nave. STYLE: simple early-mid Gothic. PLAN: nave; long chancel; S aisle and S porch. EXTERIOR: paired lancet windows with quatrefoils over. Porch has pointed -arched doorway with 2 chamfered orders. INTERIOR: 5-bay arcade of unmoulded pointed arches on squat octagonal black marble piers with chamfered capitals; painted roof trusses to chancel. FITTINGS: red marble font on slightly tapered limestone base; very complete chancel furnishings of coloured marble in early Decorated style; reredos with gabled arcading and pierced tracery; credence shelf with little Gothic aedicule; communion rails with trefoil arches; simple marble sedilia; alter front with carved and painted wooden tracery; choir stalls moved to W end of church in 1968; screen of 1907; linenfold panelling to nave, 1916 by Violet Pinwell. STAINED GLASS: mostly post-war, some by G Cooper Abbs. MONUMENTS: 2 Gothic tablets to the Rev. J Tapson, who died 1904, and family. Part of a distinguished group by White, including St Johns Church Hall (qv), built on the initiative of Sir Frederick Rogers who was a keen Tractarian. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 681 & 682).





Listing NGR: SX4951652681

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 473240

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 681-682

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