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East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
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SE 74569 23481


GOOLE CHURCH STREET SE 7423 (west side) 14/59 Church of St John (formerly listed as Church of St John the 29.7.66 Evangelist)

GV II Church. 1843-48 by William Hurst and W B Moffat, at the expense of the Aire and Calder Navigation Company. Alterations of c1980 by Ronald Sims. Ashlar and Welsh slate. Cruciform plan with 5-bay nave with south porch, 2-bay transepts, crossing tower and 2-bay chancel. Polygonal vestry in angle of chancel and north transept. Gothic Revival style. All windows pointed with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmoulds. All bays articulated by stepped buttresses terminating in gabled pinnacles. West end: 5-light transomed window. Nave: 2-light windows. Pointed doorway with statue niche above to porch. Transepts: north and south windows are 5-light with transoms. East and west windows are 2 light. Pointed doorway beneath gable to east of north transept. 3-stage tower with 2 trefoil-cusped lancets to each face to first stage, clock face flanked by 4 blind panels with trefoil-cusped tracery to second stage and two 2-light belfry openings to third stage , divided by stepped buttresses. Angle buttresses, openwork parapet with gargoyles, 8 pinnacles. Broach spire with flying buttresses. Angle between chancel and south transept contains a staircase turret with pointed door, lancets and hexagonal cap. Single-storey vestry to north has pointed doorway to north, and 2-light windows, with blind parapet. Chancel: 2-light windows to north and south. 5-light transomed window to east. Stone copings to gables and plain coped parapets throughout. Interior: much altered in 1980's with insertion of unsympathetic stripped pine ceiling, altar and altar rails. Fine original wrought-iron screen to choir and reredos in Decorated style. Pevsner N, Yorkshire: the West Riding, 1959.

Listing NGR: SE7456923481


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - The West Riding, (1959)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 12 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15198/08
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