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St John's Church, Rawtenstall

St John's Church, Rawtenstall
St John's Church, Rawtenstall
Location in the Borough of Rossendale
OS grid reference SD 820 227
Location Newchurch Road, Cloughfold, Rawtenstall, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Architecture
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 30 November 1984
Architect(s) Paley, Austin and Paley
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1890
Specifications
Materials Sandstone, slate roof

St John's Church, Rawtenstall, is a redundant Anglican church in Newchurch Road, Cloughfold, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[1]

History

The church was built in 1889–90 to a design by the Lancaster architects Paley, Austin and Paley. It cost £5,000 (£440,000 as of 2015),[2] and provided seating for 500 people. The commission resulted from a competition assessed by Ewan Christian.[3][4] The church was declared redundant on 1 May 1976,[5] and has since been used as a warehouse.[1][6][7] Its rood screen was removed to St Nicholas' Church, Newchurch.[1]

Architecture

St John's is constructed in sandstone with a slate roof. Its architectural style is Arts and Crafts Perpendicular. The church stands on a north-south axis, and its plan consists of a nave with low aisles, a chancel, a porch, and double transepts.[1] At the southwest is the base of an intended tower incorporating a porch, which rises to a height of only 10 feet (3 m).[6] It contains diagonal buttresses, a doorway above which is blind arcading, and a pyramidal roof.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e  
  2. ^ UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2014), "What Were the British Earnings and Prices Then? (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
  3. ^ Price (1998), p. 90
  4. ^ Brandwood et al. (2012), pp. 148–149, 238
  5. ^ Diocese of Manchester: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics,  
  6. ^ a b Brandwood et al. (2012), pp. 148–149
  7. ^ Hartwell & Pevsner (2009), p. 554

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