CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1356416

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1966

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN, OLDHAM ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN, OLDHAM ROAD

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

District: Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SD 89850 01682

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SD 80 SE FAILSWORTH OLDHAM ROAD (south side) 6/40 Church of 24/3/66 St. John G.V. II Church. 1845-6. E. H. Shellard for the Church Commissioners. Hammer-dressed stone with slate roof. Nave with clerestory and aisles; west tower and chancel flanked by organ chamber and vestry. 6-bay nave and aisles with projecting plinth, sill band and corbelled eaves.Each bay has a weathered buttress and paired lancet windows under a continuous hoodmould. Spherical triangle clerestory lights. Gabled north porch. 4-stage tower with angled weathered buttresses, door in first stage, 2-light plate tracery window on second stage, clock faces with elaborate gabled surrounds on the third stage, 2-light belfry openings, and a broach spire with gabled lucarnes above a dogtooth-enriched band with corner gargoyles. 2-bay chancel with 3-lancet east window. Interior: nave arcade with clustered columns having moulded capitals and bases. Arch-braced roof trusses on columnar corbels with carved heads. Arcaded parapet to west gallery supported on cast-iron columns and now accommodating the organ. Stained glass and timber fittings. Rev. R. Loxham, Illustrations of churches, vol. 4, 1846-55.

Listing NGR: SD8985001682

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 212444

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Loxham, Reverend R , Illustrations of Churches 1846-1855

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