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Report - St. John The Evangelist Church - Crawshawbooth - January 2016

ObsidianLycan

Geologist, Urbexer, Geek
28DL Full Member
#1
History
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.

Explore
Went out with a non member, on a very cold morning! Ended up taking an unnecessary squeeze through a very very tiny entry into what turned out to be a basement which was locked up. Found the proper entry, and the day was very happy after that!

Photos
Full album on my Flickr and Facebook (links in signature). Enjoy!

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ACID- REFLUX

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#4
Look fine too me :thumb
Well done on finally posting lol

I'd increase the separation between the pics too isolate them better personally look forward to more reports from your archives :D

Bit ironic @Lancashire lad critising peooles Processed pics, with what he used too post up :eek: when I say "used too" ;)
 

ObsidianLycan

Geologist, Urbexer, Geek
28DL Full Member
#7
Look fine too me :thumb
Well done on finally posting lol

I'd increase the separation between the pics too isolate them better personally look forward to more reports from your archives :D

Bit ironic @Lancashire lad critising peooles Processed pics, with what he used too post up :eek: when I say "used too" ;)
Good point about the spaces...next time! Thanks
 

Choo Choo m8ty

Mr Reality Hacker
Regular User
#8
I think there fine. Quite unique and seeing this place got done like camalot and now has a sore back door. It's nice to have some unique shots. Really like pic 4. Nice post and pics thanks for the report