Church of St John the Baptist, High Street, Wellington - Somerset West and Taunton

Anglican parish church: mostly C15; short chancel (C13) with tracery to east window and very tall nave. South door and porch also C13 or early C14. Interior has a ceiled wagon roof and two late C18 west galleries in aisles. Tall west tower of red sandstone with pinnacles, and stair turret central on south. Fine Popham tomb, 1607. The church suffered heritage crime in early 2020 which has left church with extensive damage to the fabric and to the organ.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1176369
    Local Planning Authority:
    Somerset West and Taunton
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St John the Baptist
    Street Name:
    High Street
    County:
    Somerset
    District / Borough:
    Somerset West and Taunton
    Parish:
    Wellington
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Taunton Deane
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 0673