CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1345096
Date first listed:
21-Sep-1960
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Chilcompton
National Grid Reference:
ST 64697 52410

Details

CHILCOMPTON CP CHURCH LANE (South side) ST65SW 4/17 Church of St John The Baptist 21.9.60 GV II*

Anglican Parish Church. C15, much rebuilt C19. Coursed and squared rubble, ashlar, freestone dressings, lead sheeting and slate roofs. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, north and south chapels, north porch, west tower; Perpendicular and neo-Perpendicular. Tower of c1460, embattled, 2 stages, diagonal buttresses, 3-light traceried bell-chamber windows with quatrefoil grilles, polygonal stair turret, 4-light west window, carved heads as label steps, tracery renewed C19. Nave and aisles 1839 by Jesse Gane; 4 bays, buttressses, embattled, slender 3-light windows; contemporary the gabled porch, iron dog-gates. Chancel and flanking chapels 1897 by F. Bligh Bond, 2-light windows, 4-light east window, large gargoyles at east end probably re-used from an earlier fabric. Lofty plastered interior on flag stone, tile and encaustic flagstone tile floors under elaborate roofs; 4-bay arcades to north and south aisles, piers of 4 hollows section. Perpendicular tower arch. C12 tub font: remains of Elizabethan tomb to Richard Seward in south aisle; further C17, C18 and C19 monuments, predominantly by Reeves of Bath. Good brass lectern. Pews, choir stalls, organ and pulpit of c1900. Simple stained glass of late C19. Six early bells. (Atthill, Church Guide, 1980).

Listing NGR: ST6469752410

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
267816
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Atthill, , Church of St John the Baptist Church Guide, (1980)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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