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St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack (Lynesack)

Church of St John Evangelist, Lynesack © DCC 2005
Church of St John Evangelist, Lynesack © DCC 2005

Church of St John Evangelist © DCC 2005
Church of St John Evangelist © DCC 2005

Church of St John Evangelist © DCC 2005
Church of St John Evangelist © DCC 2005

Front wall and gate of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17
Front wall and gate of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17

End view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17
End view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17

Side view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17
Side view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17

End view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17
End view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17

Window of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Window of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17
Grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17

Grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17
Grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17

Grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17
Grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17

Grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17
Grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 06/02/17

Inscription on grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Inscription on grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Inscription on grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Inscription on grave at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Side view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Side view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Side view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Side view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Gate pier at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Gate pier at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Gate pier at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Gate pier at St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Side view and lamp post of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Side view and lamp post of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Side view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Side view of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Front wall of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Front wall of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Front wall of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016
Front wall of St. John the Evangelist's Church, Lynesack 2016

Parish church. Dated 1847 on left door jamb. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth, dressings and quoins; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. 6-bay nave with south porch and shallow west belfry; one-bay chancel with north vestry. Early English style. 3 steps up to pointed-arched boarded door under dripmould with shield block stops; steeply-gabled porch roof with coping on moulded kneelers and roll-moulded finial. Similar dripmoulds to lancets with alternate-block jambs and sloping sills, 3 at east end and 2 at west, flanking 4-stage belfry with lancet in first, blocked trefoil in second and 4 louvred lancets in octagonal top stage with steep conical stone spirelet. Buttresses, clasping at corners, all with steep coping. Steeply-pitched roof has damaged angelus finial and small east stone cross.

Interior painted plaster with dado moulding. Collared roof trusses, with trefoil bracing, on stone corbels; plain chancel roof on single purlins. Deeply-chamfered chancel arch on half-octagonal stone corbels. Blank quatrefoil panels in shaped pew ends; pulpit and choir pews in more elaborate version of same style. Early C20 traceried wood reredos; fluted chancel panelling. Tiled chancel floor; brass communion rail on leaf-decorated cast iron balusters. Hammered bronze First World War memorial panel on north wall of nave. Octagonal stone pulpit with brass lectern. Late C19 organ by Nelson has stencilled decoration on pipes.

The church is known to contain at least two features dedicated as war memorials (1-2).

Reference number:D35684
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
20th Century (1901 to 2000)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1121617

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