Cotehill: St John the Evangelist

Cotehill: St John the Evangelist
Record Type:
Church code:
Scotby and Cotehill with Cumwhinton

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is not a Listed Building
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

Work in progress - can you help?

Summary Description

The church was designed and as a Chapel of Ease for Wetheral by Habersham and Brock in 1868. It was built from red sandstone quarried in Cotehill on land gifted by William Peascod, the quarry owner. It is designed in Early English style with its trefoil-headed pointed windows that includes a slightly more elaborate approach on the west elevation and the porch where a string course wraps over the window and door heads. The buttresses and tower complete this stylistic approach. The interior is bright and light and also reflects the Early English period with its scissor beam roof structure, the point decorated Chancel arch and the delightful stiff-leaf ornamentation on the heads of the arch pilasters. The highlight of the interior are the stained glass windows, particularly the wonderful east window with a tracery that alludes more to the Decorated period, designed by Henry Holiday. Holiday’s close working relationship with Burne-Jones can be seen in the Pre-Raphaelite composition and use of luscious colours. The window dominates the Chancel that seems to have been designed as an elaborate frame. An attractive Millennium clock has been added.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
Work in progress - can you help?

Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 3402 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 3
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive [Archive/Graphic material]


ICBS File Number - 06867

Coverage - 1868-1870


Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 1 Bell [Archive/Index]
1 Bell