Church of St John, Park Street, Taunton - Somerset West and Taunton

Built 1858-1863, by George Gilbert Scott. Chancel, nave, north and south aisles; north chapel; south porch and choir vestries at the north-east. Prominent tower and spire with polychrome banded decoration, and figures of the apostles in tabernacles masking the broaches. A faculty was granted in 2016 for alterations to the west end to make the church accessible to a wider range of people. The roofs are also aging and in need of work, and the high level stonework is potentially fragile.

Church of St John, Park Street, Taunton - Somerset West and Taunton
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1059951
    Local Planning Authority:
    Somerset West and Taunton
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St John
    Street Name:
    Park Street
    Locality:
    Taunton
    County:
    Somerset
    District / Borough:
    Somerset West and Taunton
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Taunton Deane
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA