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Report - St John the Evangelist's Church, Crawshawbooth - January 2016

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by urblex, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Another one from the backlog, visited with @Ferox. Always good to see you mate especially after being stuck on a rock for months at a time. Really enjoyed this one, being into black metal & all that shite got a proper buzz off being in my first derelict church, been in chapels that were parts of other buildings but never an actual church. Access was pretty laughable but after 7 months it's probably not as easy. Met another pair of explorers while we were there, can't remember their names or if they even told us. They were sound enough but think we were both just eager to explore the place & was just happy to catch up with Ferox so after a bit of a chat we just left each other to it. A nice little explore spent the best part of an hour here, I think. Getting up to the bell tower was a bit tight & wouldn't recommend it if you're claustrophobic.

    The only externals I took were on my phone which I lost recently so unfortunately this will have to do
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    History borrowed from Ferox, cheers mate :D
    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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    the owls are not what they seem...

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    thanks for looking
     
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  2. Lavino

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    I like it here when I went. Did you make it up to the roof past the bell.
     
  3. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Didn't get to the very top but think Ferox did if I remember correctly...
     
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    Nice report that mate. Really like the number 5 :thumb Was a cool little mooch this one. Wonder what state it's in now.
     
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    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Cheers mate yeah it's probably gone downhill if access has stayed the same :rolleyes: Nice relaxed explore at the time though mate.
     
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    i went today and i couldn't gain access, the entry points had fresh boards on it so they must of boarded it up recently, still a cool looking place, ill go back soon to check it out give it some time :)
     
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