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IoE Number: 182377
Location: CHURCH OF ST JOHN,
  GRESSINGHAM, LANCASTER, LANCASHIRE
Photographer: Ms Andrea Cheshire
Date Photographed: 10 October 2004
Date listed: 04 October 1967
Date of last amendment: 04 December 1985
Grade I

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GRESSINGHAMSD 56 NE7/82Church of St.John the Evangelist4-10-1967(formerly listed as Church of St John)

GRESSINGHAM SD 56 NE 7/82 Church of St.John the Evangelist 4-10-1967 (formerly listed as Church of St John) GV I Church, Perpendicular with C12th remains, partly rebuilt 1734, restored 1862 by Paley. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof. Comprises a west tower, a nave and chancel under a continuous roof, and a north aisle and clearstorey. The tower, of 1734, is of 3 stages and has clasping pilaster strips and a solid parapet with moulded coping. Above a plinth and above each stage is a band with offset. The bell openings have plain stone surrounds with segmental heads. The lower stage has a west window of 2 segmental-headed lights with a flat-faced mullion and a stone surround with slight hollow chamfer. The south nave wall is of 3 bays, with a buttress between nave and chancel. The windows, of 1862, have pointed heads with hoods, and 2 cusped lights with tracery. At the left is a Norman doorway with jambs moulded in 3 orders, imposts, and moulded arch, the outer order having a chevron design and the middle one ropework. The east window is of 3 cusped lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular tracery. The north aisle has 2 bays to the chancel and 3 to the nave, each with a window of 2 cusped lights under a flat head. The clearstorey windows are of 2 trefoiled lights under a flat head. Attached to the wall of the north aisle is a tablet in memory of Madeline Bluecher, Graefin Wahlstadt Dallas, with a German inscription arranged around a foliated cross in a foliated surround. lnterior. The tower arch has a cyma-moulded tone- surround with round arch and moulded imposts. The nave arcade is of 3 bays, chamfered in 3 orders with pointed arches and octagonal piers with moulded capitals. The chancel arch appears to be C19th and is pointed with one chamfered and one hollow-chamfered order. On the north side of the chancel, with a pointed arch to both aisle and chancel, is a small chapel now containinga tomb chest in a Gothic style erected by the widow of George Marton of Capernwray Hall (d.1867). The nave roof has 5 trusses with tie beams and high curved collars. The 2 trusses to the chancel are similar. In the chancel is a wall tablet to the Nelson family (d.1830, 31 & 37) by Websters of Kendal in a Greek style. The communion rails have turned balusters.of C18th type. The outer pews are of raised and fielded panelling and have doors. The pulpit, re-set on a stone base, has raised and fielded panels and an attached plaque inscribed: 'RT 1714'. The east window, and a window in the north aisle, contain glass said to be late work by Morris & Co. (Pevsner).

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