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Report - St. John the evangelist 2015

Lavino

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Visited with @woopashoopaa @Vulex @g-k wax and @dangle-angle was our second places of the day was a decent place still quite a bit to see. And overall not in to bad condition. Was able get up the tower by the never ending spiral steps up onto the roof. So here's some history and pics...

St John the Evangelist
Burnley Road, Crawshawbooth

The area of Higher Booths was reliant on St Mary & All Saints at Goodshaw to provide a place of worship for the Anglican community from the mid-sixteenth century. By the 1880s, with the rapidly increasing population of Crawshawbooth, it was unable to cope, with the demand for pews being fifty applicants for every pew vacancy.

At the same time as this rise in population the Brooks family where also rising in prestige and wealth. The Brooks family, who were cattle dealers from Whalley, came to Crawshawbooth at the turn of the 18th century acquiring Sunnyside House and then added Crawshaw Hall in 1831. They owned Sunnyside Print works and also a number of quarries in the Rossendale area from which a lot of the local houses and mills were built. In 1884 Thomas Brooks became High Sheriff of Lancashire and was created Baron Crawshaw in 1892. They also had houses at Tarporley in Cheshire and Long Whatton, Leicestershire.

In 1888 Thomas Brooks donated the land and £3,000 towards the building of St John the Evangelist (total cost approx. £12,000), the exterior of which is built of local stone with `York` stone dressing and the interior is red Rainhill sandstone. The Church which was consecrated 25th October 1892 is often referred to as "The Cathedral of Rossendale". The Church was originally served by the vicars of Goodshaw, but in 1899 it was created an independent Parish and remained so until 1984 when the benefice became a joint one with Goodshaw.

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GK_WAX

28DL Regular User
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We didn't wanna bring attention to ourselves and I wasn't up for crossing someone on them steps haha!
 

stonemonkey

28DL Regular User
Regular User
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good pics fella, and nice and light. We may of crossed paths as i had a quick visit but didnt have my camera with me, met someone off the forum tho.
That staircase is 'interesting'.