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placename:- St John's Church
other name:- Workington Church
locality:- Workington
parish Workington borough, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY00462849
10Km square:- NY02
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square NY0028


St John's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 14.5.2007

St John's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 14.5.2007

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.
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site name:- Cockermouth and Workington Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Westmorland
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
Chapel of ease, now parish church and parish room. 1822-23 by Thomas Hardwick with 1846 and 1888 additions. Hammer-dressed calciferous sandstone, from Schoose and Hunday Quarries, with ashlar eaves, pilasters and plinth. Graduated green- slate roof with modillioned overhanging eaves and gable pediments. 5-bay nave/- chancel with west portico; 1846 west square ridge tower under bell cupola; east parish rooms and north vestry. Double panelled west doors with patterned over- light in stone architrave under plain frieze and console-bracketed cornice; flanking panelled doors in stone architraves under large round-headed niches, all within tetrastyle Tuscan portico. Tall round-headed side windows in stone architraves. Parish rooms adjoin east wall; doorway dated 1881 and 3-light windows. Interior galleries on 3 sides on slender fluted cast iron columns, the rear of the galleries with segmental recesses to light pews below. Flat plaster ceiling with geometricl ribs and coats-of-arms. Baldacchino and font cover by J N Comper, 1930. Tall C20 carved oak pulpit. Built in the style of St Paul's, Covent Garden at the cost of 10,000, by the architect who restored that church.
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY00432849
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

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