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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: 1139854



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


District: Middlesbrough

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Jul-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Jul-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 59760

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MIDDLESBOROUGH MARTON ROAD NZ 52 SW (5020) east side 2/54 Church of St. John the Evangelist 17.7.68

The building shall be upgraded to grade II*.


MIDDLESBROUGH MARTON ROAD, NZ 52 SW (5020) east side. 2/54 Church of St. John the Evangelist. 17.7.68 G.V. II Church, 1863/65 by John Norton (London). Tower added 1881/83 by Alexander and Henman. One-bay west extension to nave and aisles, 1914 by C.G. Hare (London). South porch 1927. Late C20 extension to vestry. Red brick with sandstone and patterned polychrome brick dressings. Brick with stone dressings to extensions and porch. Welsh slate roofs. North-west tower, clerestoried nave with aisles, transepts and south porch, and short apsidal chancel with north vestry and south chapel Early English style, with plate tracery. West extension Decorated style with flowing tracery. 4-stage tower, with setback buttresses and moulded plinth, has boarded double doors with scrolled iron strap hinges, under cusped head on nook shafts with carved capitals, in north face. Slit lights under relieving arches in 2nd and 3rd stages. Paired bell openings with shaped louvres, in uppermost stage. Octagonal angle turrets and short, recessed octagonal spire with ball and cross finials. 4-bay nave and aisles, and one-bay extension. Windows in groups of 3. Buttresses between aisle bays. Lean-to south porch adjoins original west end bay. Extension has paired windows and original west window with Geometric-style tracery. Transepts, with angle buttresses, have rose windows above 3 lancets. Lower chancel has 3 circular clerestorey windows, and pointed windows flanked by buttresses in half-duodecagonal apse with half-pyramidal roof. Flat-roofed vestry extension. Chapel has round east window. Cross finials on all gables. INTERIOR: 6-bay nave arcades with round piers, carved capitals and moulded bases. Richly-carved roundel above chancel arch with round responds on corbels. Similar arches to transepts and south chapel. Barrel roof with moulded ribs and wall plate, and gilded richly-carved bosses. Flying buttresses in aisles support moulded panelled ceilings with similar bosses. Transepts have kingpost roof trusses with braced collars, 2 rows of purlins and collared rafters. Similar chancel roof has patterned curved braces and carved principals. 4 steps to marble-paved chancel, with good wrought-iron gates and railings. Carved panelled oak 1914-18 war memorial altar. 3-bay, 2-tier painted reredos, 1927 by Farmer (London), with Resurrection scenes in canopied niches. Carved dado panelling in sanctuary. Square carved stone font, on marble and stone colonnettes, and stone octagonal pulpit, with open trefoil-headed panels, on colonnettes, both by Farmer. Richly-carved rood with weepers, suspended from chancel arch. Good stained glass in east window depicts scenes from Life of Christ. Stained glass in aisle windows by Laver Barraud and Westlake (London). Occupies important corner site and is a local landmark.

Listing NGR: NZ5011120207

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 21 August 2017.

Selected Sources

War Memorials Online, accessed 21 August 2017 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 21 August 2017 from

National Grid Reference: NZ 50111 20207


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