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placename:- St John's Church
other name:- Flookburgh Church
locality:- Flookburgh
parish Lower Holker parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- SD36537600
10Km square:- SD37
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square SD3676

Romanesque design by Paley and Austin, built 1900, replacing an earlier chapel.

St John's Church -- Flookburgh -- Lower Holker -- Cumbria / -- 7.4.2006

St John's Church -- Flookburgh -- Lower Holker -- Cumbria / -- 7.4.2006

old map:- Nurse 1918

Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, now Cumbria, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1918 and 2nd edn 1939.
thumbnail NUR1SD37, button to large image
site name:- Cartmel Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Furness
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
Church. 1897-1900. By Austin and Paley. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings and bands; stone slate roofs, lead to apse roof. Nave with aisles, west tower, chancel with north chapel and south organ loft, round apse with vestry beneath. 3 stage saddleback tower has moulded base and setback buttresses, 2 sill courses and corbelled coped parapet, east and west gables with fishscale bands. West face has paired lancets to 1st stage, round-headed lancet with zig-zag moulding to arch to 2nd stage, paired louvred bell openings. South gabled porch has 2 open quatrefoils over moulded arch with impost band; buttress above has lancet and single bell opening; north side similar with gabled stair turret, entrance with shouldered lintel, next to entrance of 2 orders in shallow porch with buttress rising from it. Paired bell openings to east. 4-face clock. 4-bay nave has 3-bay lean-to to aisles. Coped gables and parapets, nave has gable cross and round stack. West bay of nave has lancets with sill and impost bands. Clerestory has 2 lights to each bay over aisles. Aisles have clasping buttresses and lancets, paired to west and east bays. Organ loft; gabled with 2 large buttresses with lancet over weathering; 2 windows of 2 lights to basement. Gabled projection to east has small lancets and entrance with shouldered lintel. Chancel has coped gable with cross and round stack; corbelled parapet and round apse. Apse has flat buttresses, 3 basement lights in arched recesses and lancets on sill course above. North lancet over basement window and 2 quatrefoil windows over lean-to chapel which has large gabled buttress to north, paired lancets to north and single lancet to east. Interior: Nave has crown post roof with arch braces; 3-bay arcades of round and keeled quatrefoil piers, west corbels and east responds. Tower arch has keeled responds; to east a double chamfered outer arch. Tower ceiling has plain joists. Font on 2 round steps has basin on squat pier and 6 outer shafts to rim. Nave has painted C18 Creed and Commandment boards and George III arms from previous church built 1777. Pews have simple detail and turned balusters to fronts and backs. Corporation insignia; sword, staff and halberd. Chancel arch has paired corbelled shafts; arches to chapel and organ loft. Organ has good case, similar quality stalls, altar rails etc. Chancel has trefoil-headed sedilia and recess with shelf. Apse has moulded arch and rib vault on wall shafts, good stained glass probably from the previous church built 1777.

placename:- Church of St John Baptist
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD36547601
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Flookburgh
coordinates:- SD365760

Dove data number of bells: 8
weight of tenor: 16 cwt 3 qtr 21 lb (1897lbs)
pitch of tenor: F (715.5Hz)
F, G, A, B flat, C, D, E, F
Complete octave; intervals TTSTTTS; F major.
Bells 1-2 cast by Taylors, Eayre and Smith, 2008; the rest by John Taylor and Co, 3 and 4 in 1949, 5-8 in 1900.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

hearsay Inscribed on the treble:-
[To the Glory of God In Thanksgiving 2008]
Inscribed on 2:-
[Given by R. Gordon Corby In memory of his beloved wife M. Roselyn Corby (nee Crewe) 1934-1997 2008]
Inscribed on 3 and 4:-
In Remebrance of those who fell 1939-1945 John Taylor & Co., Founders, Loughborough, 1949
Inscribed on 5, 6 and 7:-
[John Taylor & Co., Founders, Loughborough, Leicestershire. 1900]

references Handley, Diana: 1983: Notes on Furness Branch Bells::: inscriptions and history

tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Flookburgh -- Lower Holker -- Cumbria / -- Organ. -- 4.3.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Flookburgh -- Lower Holker -- Cumbria / -- Royal coat of arms, George II. -- 4.3.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Flookburgh -- Lower Holker -- Cumbria / -- Banner. -- 4.3.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Flookburgh -- Lower Holker -- Cumbria / -- Poor box? -- 4.3.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large St John's Church -- Flookburgh -- Lower Holker -- Cumbria / -- Memorial to James Kay Maberly Harrison, died 1935. -- 4.3.2011

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