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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.


List entry Number: 1139514



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


District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: High Legh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Sep-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 58527

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4/34 Church of St John


- II

1893. By Edmund Kirby. Ashlar, red Flemish bond brick and timber framing with rendered infill. Tile roof. Tower, narthex, south western porch, nave, chancel and south eastern vestry. The stone lower walls to the whole body of the church are a retention of the lower walls of the former church by Thomas Harrison destroyed by fire in 1891, the small off-set buttresses being additions by Kirby. Western narthex : timber framed walls with lean-to roof abutting main body of nave. Central western window of 4 casement lights with timber-framed gable above. One 2-light window to each side. Porch adjoins to right as a continuation of narthex with 1/2-hipped roof and one 2-light window to west and east side-walls. Tower of 2 further stages rises from narthex. Bay window to first stage of 4 mullioned lights to west with 2 transoms and 2 mullioned lights to sides. Coving above with timber framed gable. Brick belfry-stage above with its louvred openings to each face. Double-pitch roof with lead spire above. South front: skin of close-studding, nave of 3 bays with porch to left. Windows have flat lintels and 4 lights of Perpendicular tracery. Vestry to right projecting to south. ½ hipped roof to south with 6-light casement window below eaves. Chancel: brick with late liacorated eastern window. Interior: Western internal wall between nave and narthex timber- framed with leaded casement windows to narthex at left and right of large central glazed opening to towers. Other internal walls of brick. Deeply chamfered window reveals with double 1/4 circle moulded stone corbels supporting a continuous wooden lintel with roll moulding and brattishing. Coving above lintel of row of cells of small framing. South eastern most bay of nave has double wooden arched opening to vestry. Pointed brick chancel arch with continuous moulding to ground. Roof retiled 1982.

Listing NGR: SJ7003084119

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National Grid Reference: SJ 70030 84119


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