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CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

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 SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

List entry Number: 1309497

Location

CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST, SAINT JOHNS STREET

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

County:

District: Oldham

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Aug-1967

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 212447

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SD 90 NE LEES SAINT JOHN'S STREET (west side) 5/43 Church of St. John the 1/66 Baptist 22/8/67 - II Church. 1742, extended west by 2 bays 1772, alterations in 1842 and 1868 (the latter by H. Cockburn). Hammer-dressed stone with slate roof. 3-sided gallery plan but with a 2-bay chancel. Total of 8 bays with 2 tiers of windows. Quoins, rusticated to left, first floor band and eaves cornice. Arched doors beneath gables to bays 1 and 7. All the windows are Cl9 Gothic revival, of 3 lights with cusped heads on the ground floor and 2 lights with tracery on the first. 5- light east window with curvilinear tracery. Lean-to against west end retains one of the original semi-circular headed windows with keystone and impost capitals. The open octagonal cupola partly dates from the earlier church and bears the date of the various restorations on the clock faces. Interior: Cockburn was responsible for renewing the gallery which has an arcaded parapet, rests on fancy cast- iron columns and carries the organ loft. He also created the chancel within the existing envelope by inserting a triple chancel arch with dogtooth enrichment and quatrefoil columns, timber screens separating the side chapel. Alabaster pulpit (reduced in height). Stained glass, much by Comere and Capronnier, 1884-96. Large C20 hall attached to north.

Listing NGR: SD9559405099

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National Grid Reference: SD 95594 05099

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