CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1138927
Date first listed:
14-Apr-1967
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.

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Rainow
National Park:
PEAK DISTRICT
National Grid Reference:
SJ 98386 76589

Details

SJ 97 NE RAINOW C.P. SALTERSFORD

3/150 Church of St John the Baptist

14/4/67

II*

Church: nave and chancel dated 1733 and built by local subscription and tower added 1755. Kerridge stone-slate roof, stone ridge and 1 stone chimney. 2-storey nave, 1-storey chancel and vestry and low 3-stage, saddleback tower. Nave has 3 fixed 20-pane windows below and 2 above. East window of chancel is 3-light casement with lancet above. Studded 5-board west door has rubble segmental head. Breaking projecting rubble band above are 2 stones the upper reading "3 :John : Bap:ts. Free Chapel was, June 24th 1733, Erected". Partly erased tablet below reads "....At John Slacks expence in 39 made sacred for worship of Almighty God". 2nd stage of tower has door to gallery on south side reached by external stone steps, and 3rd stage has rectangular bell openings with stone flag louvring. Interior: West porch has stone flag seats. Nave has west gallery and complete set of simple oak box pews, a pulpit and carved reader's desk. Chancel opening has a wooden lintel from which hangs a screen with turned balusters. Similar balusters in altar rail and wainscotting behind altar.

A very picturesque church in its moorland setting, built in a vernacular style with its interior and exterior surviving intact. Also known as Jenkin Chapel.

Listing NGR: SJ9838676589

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
58061
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Nov 2001
Reference: IOE01/06049/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ken Thomas. Source Historic England Archive
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