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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1248077



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Skilgate

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Apr-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Aug-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 429581

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10/10 Church of St John (formerly listed as Church of St John the Baptist) 6.4.59


Parish church. Tower probably C14, tower arch and body of church rebuilt 1872, possibly incorporating some original masonry, architect unknown, builders How of Brompton Regis, choir stalls added and chancel floor relaid 1933, minor restoration 1972 when electricity installed. Random rubble local stone, flat bedded in tower, Ham stone dressings, slate roofs, coped verges, decorative ridge tiles. West tower, 2-bay nave and north aisle, south porch, chancel and vestry. Crenellated 2-stage tower, unbuttressed west end, large stepped buttresses at junction with nave rising to just below bell-openings, louvred lancet bell-openinqs, voussoirs of former west window cutting string courses, inserted C19 west window below, hoodmould with face terminals as on all other window openings, no west door; south front gabled single storey porch, moulded arch opening, detached piece of unidentified medieval stonework in porch, moulded arched inner doorway with square hole cut in left jamb, raised and fielded panel door, 3-light window to right, gabled top to stepped buttress at junction with chancel, two 2-light windows south front of chancel, 3-light east window, chamfered arched doorway to vestry, 2 lancets on north front, two 2-light windows to north aisle, 2-light window west end. Interior: rendered. C19 pointed arches resting on corbels to tower and chancel; scissor truss roofs to nave and chancel, latter with wall plate, monopitch roof to north aisle. C19 fittings including brass lectern with sconces, possibly by Bardman of Birmingham. (Allen, Exmoor Churches, 1974; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: SS9868927235

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Allen, NV , The Churches and Chapels of Exmoor, (1974)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

National Grid Reference: SS 98689 27235


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