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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.


List entry Number: 1362115



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

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bretherton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Jan-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 184278

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/08/2011

SD 42 SE 3/27

BRETHERTON SOUTH ROAD Church of St. John the Baptist

(Formerly listed as Church of St. John the Evangelist)


Church, 1840, by Edmund Sharpe; chancel and organ house 1909. Sandstone, shallow pitched slate roof. Nave incorporating porch, west steeple, in simple Gothic style; chancel and organ house in Perpendicular style. Slender west tower with diagonal buttresses, large open 2-centred porch arches on 3 sides, bands on 3 levels, the topmost stepped over a single belfry louvre on each side, stepped parapet, crocketed corner pinnacles, slim octagonal spire. Five-bay buttressed nave has 4 square-headed windows with hoodmoulds, each of 2 cusped lights, and at the west end a gablet over a 2-centred arched doorway with a lancet above (this feature on north side lacking door). Chancel, under higher and steeper roof, 2 bays, two 3-light windows with Perpendicular tracery, and east window of 5 lights with similar tracery. Interior: nave ceiled except at west end which has gallery on 4 slim iron columns with foliated openwork brackets; gallery staircase with closed string, stick balusters, ramped handrail; chancel has wagon roof, and at the junction on the north side half of an arch which dies into the wall but is continued externally on the wall of the organ house (possibly an architectural joke).

Listing NGR: SD4757420432

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National Grid Reference: SD 47574 20432


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