CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1163934
Date first listed:
07-Jun-1971
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Nov-1984
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, BURNLEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, BURNLEY ROAD

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Rossendale (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 81014 25174

Details

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255/2/167 BURNLEY ROAD 07-JUN-1971 CRAWSHAWBOOTH CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (Formerly listed as: BURNLEY ROAD CRAWSHAWBOOTH CHURCH OF ST JOHN UNDER CRAWSHAW BOOTH)

II* Church, 1890-92, by H.J. Austin of Austin and Paley. Sandstone with dressings of Yorkshire stone, roof of green Cumberland slates (aisles have low-pitched lead-covered roofs). Nave and chancel in one, with north and south aisles, south transept, tower over north transept, side offices to chancel. Large and imposing, in early Perpendicular style. Five-bay nave has 10 square-headed 2-light traceried clerestory windows, large transomed 5-light west window with intersecting tracery; aisles, treated as 4 bays, have buttresses and arched 2-light windows with tracery in the heads and hoodmoulds, a gabled porch to the 1st bay on the south side and a diagonal porch in the angle with the south transept. Buttressed south transept has very large 5-light window with Perpendicular and curvilinear tracery; chancel has very large 6-light window with Perpendicular tracery. Embattled tower over north transept has diagonal buttresses carried up to short octagonal corner turrets finished with large crocketed pinnacles. INTERIOR: lofty and spacious, lined with red Rainhill stone, and creating imaginative views. 5-bay arcades of moulded arches on alternately round and octagonal columns with moulded caps, high chancel arch with 2 orders of moulding (the north pier with trefoil-headed panels); arch-braced double collar-beam roof. Gothic carved wooden chancel screen and panelled screen to north transept. In 1st bay of chancel, canopied choir stalls, the tall and elaborately-carved canopies incorporating statues under individual crocketed canopies, some lower stalls now in nave. Stepped carved stone reredos. Set of pews in nave, some now moved to chancel. History: site, structure, and endowments largely contributed by the Brooks family of Crawshaw Hall (q.v.). (Reference: Alfred Peel Crawshawbooth and District, n.d., pp 64-72). This impressive design with its tall tower carefully utilises the hillside site. The lofty interior has fine and complete fittings.



Listing NGR: SD8101425174

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
185746
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Peel, A, Crawshawbooth and District64-72

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 21 Mar 2007
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