SJ8663 : St John's Church, Buglawton- South entrance

taken 7 years ago, near to Congleton, Cheshire, Great Britain

St John's Church, Buglawton- South entrance
St John's Church, Buglawton- South entrance
Showing the main entrance below the tower and steeple, the church is laid out on a north-north-east/south-south-west configuration. One of three clock faces, all of which are stopped at different times, is also visible. See also SJ8663 : St John's Church, Buglawton- Southern clockface, SJ8763 : St John's Church, Buglawton- Southern and Eastern clockfaces and SJ8663 : St John's Church, Buglawton- South door detail.

St John’s, or St John the Evangelist’s, Church was the first of several new churches to be built in the borough of Congleton, originally as a ‘district church’ within the Parish of Astbury. The church was built on land gifted by a Mr Thomas Chapman of the Lowe after being petitioned by the first Vicar of Buglawton, the Reverend Edward Wilson. It was built in the pseudo-Norman style and cost £2,286; the money was raised by voluntary public subscription and a grant from the Diocesan Church Building Society. St John’s was consecrated on the 13th October 1840, the procession consisting of the Bishop and the Town Corporation was preceded by a group of Chartists and Socialists carrying a black flag and the Death’s Head and crossed bones!
Historical information from The History of Congleton by W. B. Stephens, Congleton History Society: page 219 ( LinkExternal link ).
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011
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St John the Evangelist 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 869 636 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.1989N 2:11.7645W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 869 636
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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