St John the Evangelist, (Chichester)




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St John's Street, Chichester, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 486450, 104650, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


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Building information:

Built: 1812-13.

Closed: 1973.

Architect: James Elmes.

Style: Neo-classical in yellow brick. Elongated octagon in plan, south columned bell turret. Galleries, three decker pulpit.

Current use: Conserved.

(Churches Conservation Trust)


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The proprietary chapel of ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST in St. John's Street was built of white brick at a cost of £7,000 in 1812 from designs by James Elmes. The building is symmetrical, having galleries round three sides, reached by staircases north and south of the entrance vestibule, and the altar at the east end, behind which are the vestries. The fittings are of American black birch. Externally the chapel has a stone plinth and string and a large overhanging wooden cornice on brackets. The west front has splayed sides, each with a single-story room, carrying the staircases; the central portion has a Roman cement façade, with a pedimented doorway and window set in stone architrave on balusters. The stone campanile is in part imitation of the Choragic monument of Lysicrates, and is of excellent design, being cylindrical with six Corinthian columns supporting an entablature and spherical roof with an iron weather-vane.
There is one bell in the campanile, inscribed 'T. Mears of London fecit 1813.'
The plate consists of two communion cups, silver gilt, with hall-mark 1813, the gift of Sam. Scudamore Heming in 1813; a silver flagon hall-marked 1815; and a paten and two alms-dishes of Sheffield plate.
From: 'Chichester: Churches (Anglican)', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 3 (1935), pp. 160-164. URL: Date accessed: Wednesday, October 10, 2007..

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