CHURCH OF ST JOHN EVANGELIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1330310
Date first listed:
08-Nov-1985
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN EVANGELIST, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN EVANGELIST, CHURCH ROAD

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Ashton Hayes
National Grid Reference:
SJ 50714 69811

Details

SJ 56 NW ASHTON C.P. CHURCH ROAD (West Side)

3/2 Church of St John Evangelist.

GV II

Church: 1849 by Shellard at the expense of William Atkinson, vestry added and chancel altered in 1900 by Douglas and Minshull, north chapel of 1932 by Theodore Fyfe. Tooled ashlar buff sandstone. Lakeland green slate roof. 4-bay nave and 2-bay chancel, north aisle and chapel in separate range, south porch and vestry, 3-stage west tower and spire. Gabled south porch with angle buttresses has moulded pointed arched doorcase with label mould. Nave and aisle have bays divided by buttresses and 2-light windows with cinquefoil-headed lights and panel tracery. Label moulds, alternately on carved head corbels. Octagonal vestry with flat roof has chamfered rectangular windows. Similar windows in chancel and a 4-light east window with the same detailing. Tower has a plinth, diagonal buttresses, plain bands at each floor, and an embattled parapet. Stair turret projects at north-east corner. 3-light west window with transom, clock in 2nd stage and a 3-light louvred bell opening. Recessed spire with beading along the arrises, and lucarnes. Interior: simple with 4-bay arcade to north aisle on octagonal piers. Arch-braced collar roof. Chancel arch on engaged colonnettes. Chancel has similar but painted roof. Aisle chapel dedicated to the memory of Ernest Johnson has a barrel vaulted ceiling with ribs and a flattened apsidal end with the vault sprung from colonnettes. Pulpit in Art Nouveau manner with pierced sprays of roses. (Pevsner and Hubbard).

Listing NGR: SJ5071469811

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
55705
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971)

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: 14 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01646/11
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