St John the Evangelist's Church, Leeds

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The church of St John the Evangelist is famed for its beautiful 17th century carving on the box pews, wall panels, pulpit, and lectern. The pi├Ęce de r├ęsistance is the screen, which is a wonderful example of the exuberance of 17th century woodcarving. The mullions have carved tulips, acorns, grapes and pendants. The frieze has wonderfully executed griffins, hearts, flowers, green men, a lion head, and carved grotesque male heads. The screen is surmounted by two coats of arms; above the north aisle appears that of James I and to the south, Charles I.

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