Church of St John the Baptist, Vicars Lane, Chester - Cheshire West and Chester (UA)

Built of local red sandstone, and close to the remains of the Roman amphitheatre, this church building has the scheduled ancient ruins of the C11 to C12 cathedral integrated into its fabric. The most recent repair work has concentrated on the high level stonework and the replacement of the nave and chancel roof. A further phase of work is required to the lower north transept roof.

Church of St John the Baptist, Vicars Lane, Chester - Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1375977
  • Local Planning Authority: Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

  • Building Name: Church of St John the Baptist
  • Street Name: Vicars Lane
  • Locality: Chester
  • Unitary Authority: Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: City of Chester
  • Region: North 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

Peter Barlow 0161 242 1428

Next steps

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