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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashbrittle, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9838 / 50°59'1"N

Longitude: -3.3519 / 3°21'6"W

OS Eastings: 305202

OS Northings: 121358

OS Grid: ST052213

Mapcode National: GBR LP.LBNF

Mapcode Global: FRA 36WH.S14

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 25 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059880

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270076

Location: Ashbrittle, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA21

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Ashbrittle

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


6/1 Church of St John the


Church. C15. North aisle, tower and chancel rebuilt, nave restored circa 1874.
Random rubble red sandstone with Ham stone dressings, tiled roofs circa 1970
over nave, late C19 over chancel. 3-bay nave with North aisle and Lady chapel,
the nave and chancel of earlier church, South porch, West tower. 3-stage tower,
crenellated parapet, offset buttresses, stair turret. South side chancel 2-light
windows flanking pointed arch doorway, large 6-light Perpendicular window divided
into two 3-light sub arches East of porch, elsewhere 3-light Perpendicular.
Annex on North aisle, rood loft stairs projection North aisle. Gabled C19 South
porch. Interior: rendered. 3-bay aisle, capitals with leaf bands, depressed
pointed arches. Pulpit painted stone crocketed decoration on 3-sided body
supported by a column, approached by stairs with handrail, imported from Barnstaple.
Windows in Lady chapel, late C19 unusual in that they include portraits of the
donors and dedicatees. The church restoration of 1874 was paid for by the
incumbent, Rev. Charles Penrose Quicke.

Listing NGR: ST0520221358

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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