1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Crawshawbooth Church. January 2016.

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

  1. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    220
    Home Page:
    Visited this place with Urblex. Cool to get out with you as always mate [​IMG] Bumped into a couple of local explores here, we pretty much arrived at the same time. Nice to meet you lads [​IMG] 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 [​IMG] Finally thanks to Vulex for his help with this one [​IMG]

    History

    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.

    1
    [​IMG]
    2
    [​IMG]
    3
    [​IMG]
    4
    [​IMG]
    5
    [​IMG]
    6
    [​IMG]
    7
    [​IMG]
    8
    [​IMG]
    9
    [​IMG]
    10
    [​IMG]
    11
    [​IMG]
    12
    [​IMG]
    13
    [​IMG]
    14
    [​IMG]
    15
    [​IMG]

    Thanks For Looking [​IMG]

    More pics on my Flickr page,

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/135648593@N02/albums/72157661616514203/with/24242340649/
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    458
    Nice report and pics :thumb
     
    Ferox likes this.
  3. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    220
    Home Page:
    Cheers Will. Thanks for looking :thumb
     
  4. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
    Regular User

    Joined:
    May 7, 2014
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    179
    Nice one matey, cool shot of the bell!
     
    Ferox likes this.
  5. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    220
    Home Page:
    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?
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2014
    Messages:
    2,078
    Likes Received:
    1,414
    Looks like it's still quite intact. Nice report :thumb
     
  7. ZerO81

    ZerO81 Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,239
    Likes Received:
    470
    Home Page:
    Apparently not quite as intact as it was a month or so ago, before the thieves turned up :/
     
    Choo Choo m8ty likes this.
  8. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2014
    Messages:
    2,078
    Likes Received:
    1,414
    That's a shame, it looks like it had some real history to it.
     
  9. mockney reject

    mockney reject 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    718
    Nice looking place that :)
     
  10. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    488
    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.
     
    #10 Choo Choo m8ty, Feb 6, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016
  11. Cjurbex

    Cjurbex 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    12
    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

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    220
    Home Page:
    Unlucky mate :(
     
  13. Cjurbex

    Cjurbex 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    12
    went again today but its all steel plated now :/
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in