List entry

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.

Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN

List entry Number: 1273399

Location

CHURCH OF ST JOHN, SKIRWITH

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

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaEdenDistrict AuthorityCulgaith

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-Jun-1992

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

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 351323

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

The following items shall be added:

NY 6132 CULGAITH SKIRWITH

155-0/ 0/10000 Church of St John

II*

Parish Church. 1856, by Frederick John and Horace Francis, for the Reverend Christopher Parker; repairs to east end in progress at time of inspection (May 1992). Coursed squared red sandstone, graduated green slate roofs with red ridge tiles. Decorated style. Small 4-bay nave with south-west tower, 3-bay south aisle and 20-bay chancel with 1-bay north vestry. The 3 stage tower embraced by the nave and aisle and projecting to the west, has a chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses dying at the 3rd stage, with 3 offsets, an embattled parapet with corner gargoyles and a short octagonal spire; a moulded 2-centred arched west doorway with set-in shafts, hoodmould with figured stops, and board door with elaborate foliated strap hinges; a lancet to the 2nd stage; 2-light louvred belfry windows with reticulated tracery, moulded surrounds and hoodmoulds with figured stops; and two tiers of lucarnes to the spire. The nave, with 2 buttresses, has 3, 2-light windows and a 1-light window at the west end, and a large 3-light west window, all these windows 2- centred arched and moulded in 2 orders, with differing forms of reticulated tracery and hoodmoulds with differing figured stops. The south aisle, of full height with its own pitched roof, has a diagonal buttress, and 3 windows like those of the nave and likewise differing in detail. The chancel, also with diagonal buttresses, has 2-centred arched priest door and 2 windows on the south side, a gabled window and one window on the north side, all windows of 2 cinquefoil lights with tracery above, and a 3-light east window with multifoil tracery. All the roofs have gable copings with kneelers and apex crosses. INTERIOR: 3 bay aisle arcade of short octagonal columns and responds with moulded caps, moulded 2 centred arches with hoodmoulds springing from carved moulded foliated stops (all differing); chancel arch in similar style; plastered walls; windows with moulded stone reveals and hoodmoulds with differing figured stops, and stained glass by Wailes of Newcastle; arched- braced hammer-beam roofs to nave and aisle, wagon-roof to chancel; nave has elaborate carved wooden pulpit on stone and marble base, carved octagonal font with elaborate steeply swept wooden cover, and pews with trefoil tracery panels, chancel has choir stalls with poppy-head finials, and carved wooden altar and reredos flanked by outer reredos under paired crocketed canopies. Imported fittings: 2-bay parclose screen forming Lady Chapel in south aisle; medieval reredos in this chapel; large and elaborately naturalistic metal chandelier in nave. HISTORY: Messrs. Francis were successful church and commercial architects of London and Home Counties in mid and late C19. Interior design and fittings reflect ecclesiological and liturgical enthusiasm of donor.

Listing NGR: NY6176532565

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: NY 61765 32565

Map


© Crown Copyright and database right 2014. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2014. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.

This copy shows the entry on 24-Oct-2014 at 12:20:31.