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. Alterations have been made to the west end to make the church accessible to a wider range of people. However, the roofs are aging and in need of work, and the elaborate high level stonework is potentially fragile.

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

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 0673