St John's Church, Burwardsley

St John's Church, Burwardsley
St John's Church, Burwardsley

St John's Church, Burwardsley, from the south

St John's Church, Burwardsley is located in Cheshire
St John's Church, Burwardsley
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°06′13″N 2°43′30″W / 53.1035°N 2.7251°W / 53.1035; -2.7251
OS grid reference SJ 515 565
Location Burwardsley, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St John the Evangelist, Burwardsley
Dedication St John the Evangelist
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 19 June 1984
Architect(s) John Douglas (restoration)
Architectural type Church
Completed c. 1878
Materials Ashlar buff sandstone
Welsh slate roof
Parish Burwardsley
Deanery Malpas
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York

St John's Church, Burwardsley is in the village of Burwardsley, Cheshire, England. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[1] It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Malpas. Its benefice is combined with those of Holy Trinity, Bickerton, St Wenefrede, Bickley, and All Saints, Harthill.[2]



The church originated in the 17th century. It has a buttress dated 1730 and the church was restored in 1795.[1] In 1871 a Victorian restoration was carried out by John Douglas, which included a bell turret.[3] A further restoration with the addition of a chancel, attributed to John Douglas, was carried out around 1878.[4]



It is built in ashlar buff sandstone with a Welsh slate roof. Its plan consists of a three-bay nave, a one-bay chancel with a side chapel, and a south porch. The bays of the nave are divided by buttresses and they have two or four-light mullioned windows with arch-headed lights. The east window has three round-headed lights, the central one being taller. The west window is simple with Y-tracery. The bell turret is at the west end and has a pyramidal roof.[1]


The interior has simple 19th–century fittings.[1] The organ dates from about 1840. Its maker is unknown, and it was restored n 1984 by Whiteley.[5]

See also

  • List of church restorations, amendments and furniture by John Douglas



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