St John the Baptist, Weston Hill

St John the Baptist, Weston Hill, Buckhorn Weston, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5HS View on map

This Grade II* listed church consists of nave, chancel, north aisle and combined vestry and organ chamber, south porch and west tower. The non-alignment of nave and chancel may indicate 12th or 13th century origin, but the earliest existing work is late 14th century. The most apparent surviving medieval work is the 15th century porch. Significant works were undertaken in the 19th century by George Crickmay of London.


Opening Arrangements

Summer: Daily, approximately 8:30am - 5:30pm. Winter: Daily, approximately 8:30am - 4:30pm. The church will be locked for most of January and February whilst internal decoration is being undertaken (starts 2.1.17).


Buckhorn Weston is half way between the A30 and A303, (4 miles) south of Wincanton. From the centre of the village go uphill past the Stapleton Arms on the right, the church is 100 yards further on the left of the road. Rail: Gillingham and Templecombe nearest stations (4 miles).

Parking Spaces


Additional parking in lay-by at Pound Lane to the side of the church.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: No
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes