Church of St John the Baptist, Church Lane, Chilcompton - Mendip

Parish church dating from the C15 much rebuilt in the C19. The nave north parapet has been secured, and there was a significant problem in the eastward parts of the building which had severe frost damage to limestone copings and string courses and further problems with poor walling stone and pointing. Some very significant boundary wall repairs are required. Interior decorations have been damaged by water ingress, now largely under control. A Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs Grant awarded in 2015 has enabled most work to be completed.

Church of St John the Baptist, Church Lane, Chilcompton - Mendip
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1345096
  • Local Planning Authority: Mendip
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John the Baptist
  • Street Name: Church Lane
  • County: Somerset
  • District / Borough: Mendip
  • Parish: Chilcompton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wells
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*