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IoE Number: 333666
Photographer: Mr W. Robin Hodges
Date Photographed: 19 July 2004
Date listed: 23 August 1963
Date of last amendment: 18 April 1985
Grade II

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SE40SEDEARNELOCKWOOD ROAD(east side),Goldthorpe7/38Church of St. John

SE40SE DEARNE LOCKWOOD ROAD (east side), Goldthorpe 7/38 Church of St. John and St. Mary Magdalene 23.8.63 (formerly listed as Church of Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Mary Magdalen) II Church. 1914-1916. By A. Y. Nutt. Reinforced concrete with exposed aggregate,pantile roof. 5-bay nave with aisles embracing square tower at south-west corner, 2-bay apsidal chancel with south chapel and gabled projections to north. Simplified Italianate style. Rectangular and tall round-headed lights in projecting square-faced surrounds, pilaster- strips at angles and between bays linking to projecting bands at eaves and verges. West front: shallow projecting porch flanked by small rectangular windows above which are tall round-headed lights. Central sculpture of Christ on the Cross set beneath moulded segmental canopy. Flanking strips continued to verge and crossed by band at eaves level. Tower to right: 3 stages with 2 rectangular windows to lower stages, to upper stage a tall arcade of 4 round-headed openings to each side. Hipped roof surmounted by large clock in decorative wood framework beneath a domed cupola. Nave: windows grouped 3 : 2 : 3 : 2 : 3, all round-headed with iron glazing bars, pilaster-strips between bays, reinforcing now exposed. Lower chancel in similar style: 4 round- headed lights to north chapel, small 3-light windows to apse. Interior: gallery at west end, 5 bay arcades with tall round arches, concrete tie-beam to each bay. Heavily-carved hexagonal wooden-pulpit, C18 Flemish. Imposing concrete baldicchino with tall Corinthian columns and imposts beneath an open segmental pediment. An early experiment in ferro-concrete construction now showing some of its faults. The tower forms a notable landmark.

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