Church of St John, Park Street, Taunton - Taunton Deane

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 - Taunton Deane
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1059951
  • Local Planning Authority: Taunton Deane
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John
  • Street Name: Park Street
  • Locality: Taunton
  • County: Somerset
  • District / Borough: Taunton Deane
  • 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 1308

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England