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Church of St John the Evangelist

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.

Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

List entry Number: 1149834


Church of St John the Evangelist, Berrygate Lane, Sharow, HG4 5BT

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sharow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Mar-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Mar-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 330993

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/04/2018

SE 37 SW 2/71

NORTH YORKSHIRE HARROGATE SHAROW BERRYGATE LANE (east side) Church of St John the Evangelist

(Formerly listed as Church of Saint John the Divine, previously listed as Church of St John).


GV II Church of St John the Evangelist. 1825 with chancel added 1874. Nave and tower by George Knowles, civil engineer. Ashlar, grey slate roof. Wide three-bay nave with tower at west end and south porch. Chancel of two bays with chapel on south side and organ and vestry on north side. In Perpendicular style.

Tower: four stages with trefoil-headed window to third stage and three-light trefoil-headed belfry window, both with flat hood-moulds. Corner buttresses and embattled parapet. Nave: three bays with stepped buttresses and embattled parapet. Three-light Perpendicular windows, the left window partly obscured by small gabled porch with corner buttresses, double-chamfered arch and double door with wide boards and strap hinges. Chancel: two bays with two-light early Gothic-style windows. The east window is Perpendicular and of three lights.

Interior: fine gold-embossed panelled timber roof to nave. Chancel has tiled floor and contemporary choir stalls. A memorial on the south side of the nave to George Knowles (d1853), designer of the nave and tower, of marble with carving in relief of a broken bridge and a weeping willow tree, by T Milne of London. The east window, removed from the nave to the chancel when this was added, was painted by George Hedgland who also painted the west window of Norwich cathedral. A printed sheet giving a detailed history of the church and published c1960 is held in the National Monuments Record.

Listing NGR: SE3276872089

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National Grid Reference: SE 32768 72089


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