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Report - Crawshawbooth Church. January 2016.

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Ferox, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    Visited this place with Urblex. Cool to get out with you as always mate default_smile.png Bumped into a couple of local explores here, we pretty much arrived at the same time. Nice to meet you lads default_grinning-smiley-003.gif A relaxed explore this one turned out to be around an interesting and untrashed church. Mold and damp where starting to take hold and the ceiling had collapsed in one corner of a room further exposing it to the elements. Getting up the belltower is mad. One hell of a tight and twisting staircase is that The bell is impressive when you finally get to it, a huge metal weight supported by massive wooden beams. We got to see the bell in St Saviours, Bacup later in the day and it was not a patch on this one. The big marble cross was quite impressive as well. Looking at other reports it seems that alot of the nativity figures have disappeared over the weeks. Christmas has been and gone after all I suppose default_icon_e_biggrin.gif Finally thanks to Vulex for his help with this one default_grinning-smiley-003.gif

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    St John the Evangelist's Church is in the village of Crawshawbooth, near Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England. It is aredundant Anglican parish church formerly in the deanery of Rossendale, the archdeaconry of Bolton, and the diocese of Manchester. Its benefice has been united with that of St Mary and All Saints, Goodshaw. The church is recorded in theNational Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
    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 2016). 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.

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    Thanks For Looking default_grinning-smiley-003.gif

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  2. Will Knot

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    Nice report and pics :thumb
     
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    Cheers Will. Thanks for looking :thumb
     
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    Nice one matey, cool shot of the bell!
     
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  5. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers mate :thumb Glad I managed to get that after the job we had getting up to it.
     
  6. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Looks like it's still quite intact. Nice report :thumb
     
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    Apparently not quite as intact as it was a month or so ago, before the thieves turned up :/
     
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  8. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    That's a shame, it looks like it had some real history to it.
     
  9. mockney reject

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    Nice looking place that :)
     
  10. Choo Choo m8ty

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    Fooking thief's scum of the earth. Brilliant pics of a really nice place. Love this little gem of a church. Thanks for the report and pics. Really enjoyed ringing that bell lol.
     
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  11. Cjurbex

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    went here today to check it out but again my luck is rubbish! all boarded back up so couldn't get inside, got a few shots from the outside at least, maby ill go back one day :)
     
  12. Ferox

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    Unlucky mate :(
     
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    went again today but its all steel plated now :/
     
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