Church of St John the Baptist, East Down - North Devon

Parish church sited adjacent to the manor house. Surviving C13 fabric to tower, C15 south aisle and some C19 work. The congregation is steadily working through repairs. Roof repairs were completed under the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England Repair Grants for Places of Worship scheme in 2005. Tower is very damp and has structural issues with significant cracking. Condition of windows also remains poor.

Church of St John the Baptist, East Down - North Devon
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St John the Baptist
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1163326
  • Local Planning Authority: North Devon
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John the Baptist
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: North Devon
  • Parish: East Down
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Devon
  • 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
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 1308

Next steps

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