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Report - St. John the Evangalist Church, Crawshawbooth - December 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by BrainL, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    The Explore

    This place seems to be flavour of the moment this month so thought we'd stop by and have a look, we weren't the only ones and met another 4 explorers in there as well.. Not a bad looking church to be honest and some nice little shots to be had [​IMG]

    The History

    St John's was built between 1890 and 1892 to a design by the Lancaster architects Paley, Austin and Paley. The estimated cost of the church was £6,800 but, because of problems with the foundations, its final cost, including the fittings, was nearer to £12,000 (£1,170,000 in 2015). It provided seating for 616 people.Financial donations towards the site and structure of the church were made by Thomas Brooks, 1st Baron Crawshaw of Crawshaw Hall. Because of diminishing numbers attending the church, and because of thefts of lead from the roof of the church, the congregation has decided to opt for the church to be declared redundant. The church was declared redundant on 20 February 2012.

    The church is constructed in sandstone with Yorkshire stone dressings and is roofed in green Cumberland slate. Its architectural style is Perpendicular.[2] The plan consists of a nave and chancel in one range, north and south aisles, a south transept, and a north transept above which rises a tower. A clerestory rises above the aisles along the length of the nave, to the south of the chancel is a chapel, and to its north is a vestry. There is a porch in the westernmost bay of the south aisle, and another porch in the angle of the south transept.[2][6] On each side of the clerestory are ten square-headed two-light windows. The west window has five lights and contains intersecting tracery. Along the aisles are buttresses and two-light windows. The south transept also has buttresses, and a large five-light window containing Perpendicular and curvilinear tracery. The chancel has a large east window with six lights containing Perpendicular tracery. The tower has diagonal corner buttresses that rise to octagonal turrets surmounted by crocketed pinnacles. The summit of the tower has an embattled parapet.[2]


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  2. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Even better site than the other one you just posted. Another great set :thumb
     
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  3. Lavino

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    Nice one Brian :thumb
     
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  4. Lancashire lad

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    nice one , some good piks there pal
     
  5. Coolboyslim

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    Really nice love this church. Nice pics this m8ty..
     
  6. ACID- REFLUX

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    Ditto the above comments mate :thumb

    Hope you rang the Bell ;)
     
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  7. BrainL

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    Thanks mate, we didn't ring the bell sadly, didnt realise you could actually lol
     
  8. Coolboyslim

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    You deffo be glad you didn't lol. Apart from floor in tower not exactly the safest the bloody bell is damn loud lmao
     
  9. BrainL

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    Yeah the steps up that tower were a bit slippy!!! I got all the way to the top and my battery ran out and my bag was at the bottom :( made me a bit dizzy coming back down haha
     
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    bloody killer on the legs them steps man
     
  11. Will Knot

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    Nice pics and report fella :thumb
     
  12. ClaireM

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    What a lovely place! Great photos
     
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