Church of St John, The Harbour, West Bay, Bridport - West Dorset

This 1930s Arts and Crafts church is a simple, low building on the quayside, built to serve the local fishing community. Since it was added to the Heritage at Risk register in 2014, the congregation have made very good progress. Although there are still some areas of damp, and the leaded windows are leaking, the roofs have been repaired and the building is beginning to dry out. Some further work is needed but it is improving.

Church of St John, The Harbour, West Bay, Bridport - West Dorset
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1279418
  • Local Planning Authority: West Dorset
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John
  • Street Name: The Harbour
  • County: Dorset
  • District / Borough: West Dorset
  • Parish: Bridport
  • Parliamentary Constituency: West Dorset
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Fair
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA

Contact Details

Katy Hoskyn 0117 975 1311

Next steps

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