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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chilcompton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2697 / 51°16'11"N

Longitude: -2.5074 / 2°30'26"W

OS Eastings: 364697

OS Northings: 152410

OS Grid: ST646524

Mapcode National: GBR MV.08JV

Mapcode Global: VH89N.HB9Y

Plus Code: 9C3V7F9V+V2

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 21 September 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267816

Location: Chilcompton, Mendip, Somerset, BA3

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Chilcompton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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4/17 Church of St John The Baptist

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

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