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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 vestry/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

8:30am - 5pm in winter; somewhat longer on summer evenings.


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 available at the Stapleton Arms.

Disabled Access

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