CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1205660
Date first listed:
17-Dec-1968
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, CHURCH SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, CHURCH SQUARE

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Burnley (District Authority)
Parish:
Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood
National Grid Reference:
SD 87635 32401

Details

SD 83 SE WORSTHORNE WITH CHURCH SQUARE HURSTWOOD Worsthorne

3/38 Church of St. John the Evangelist 17.12.1968 GV II

Church, now church and assembly rooms. 1834-5, said to be by Lewis Vulliamy (Pevsner), with chancel 1894 by W.B. Colbram, west tower 1903 by Austin and Paley; altered internally. Squared sandstone (chancel rockfaced, tower snecked), slate roof. Early English style. Wide 5-bay nave (formerly a galleried auditorium) has shallow buttresses and a large lancet in each bay. Added chancel in matching style, with triple lancet east window. Stout west tower of square plan and 3 unequal stages, the upper half set back, has broad clasping pilaster-strips, moulded arched west doorway with shafts and hoodmould (up 5 steps protected on one side by modern wrought iron railings incorporating symbols of local history and economy, e.g. shuttle, mine winding gear, cattle); above the door coupled lancets with hoodmoulds, small chamfered windows to ringing chamber, single small arched belfry louvres, flanked by roundels, and set-back parapet with corner cops. Interior: laterally partitioned in 1973 making 2-storey assembly rooms in west end; galleries removed 1902, plaster removed 1929; moulded arches to chancel and organ house, and elaborate open-work roof trusses survive. History: closely connected with Hargreaves and Thursby families of Ormerod Hall, colliery proprietors and principal contributors to all stages of building.

Listing NGR: SD8763532401

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
184044
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: 19 Oct 2005
Reference: IOE01/14329/28
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