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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: 1356796



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

County District District Type Parish
BoltonMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-May-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 210515

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KEARSLEY CHURCH STREET SD 70 NW (east end) Farnworth

9/34 Church of St. John the 31/5/66 Evangelist


Church. 1826, chancel 1871. Stone with slate roof. Nave, west tower and chancel, south vestry and north organ loft. 5- bay nave has sill course, and 2-light windows, most with segmental transoms, between weathered buttresses; top cornice and parapet. Tower has octagonal turrets and string courses. Pointed entrance with timber fanlight; 2-light window louvred bell-openings. Cornice and embattled parapet; turrets project above parapet, originally capped with pinnacles. Flanking porches have 2-light straight-headed windows with transoms, canted angles and north and south entrances. 3-bay chancel has 5-light east window and high 2-light north and south windows. Vestry has 2-light windows flanking entrance with shouldered lintel. Organ loft similar to vestry. Interior: Nave has 3 galleries on octagonal columns; pointed arcading to fronts. Flat ceiling has ribs and bosses. Octagonal font has moulded shaft and panelled sides. Arms of George I to west gallery. Chancel has king and queen post roof; 2-bay arcades with quatrefoil columns to organ loft and vestry. Stalls have elaborate timber fronts. Pulpit, 1907, timber on stone quatrefoil column. Parclose screen to vestry, which projects into nave. Panelled east wall with cresting. Good C19 stained glass to east and south.

Listing NGR: SD7439605844

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National Grid Reference: SD 74396 05844


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