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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Glastonbury, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1482 / 51°8'53"N

Longitude: -2.7162 / 2°42'58"W

OS Eastings: 350002

OS Northings: 139011

OS Grid: ST500390

Mapcode National: GBR MK.7X9Z

Mapcode Global: VH8B3.VDYN

Plus Code: 9C3V47XM+7G

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 21 June 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345459

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265926

Location: Glastonbury, Mendip, Somerset, BA6

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Glastonbury

Built-Up Area: Glastonbury

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


863/6/6 (North side)


C15. Perp. One of the most ambitious parish churches in Somerset. Described
by Leland as a 'fair lightsome church'. Cruciform with aisled nave and clerestorey of 7 bays, chancel chapels. 2-storey south porch, and excellent fan-vaulted west tower with elaborate buttressing, panelling and battlements. Contents include 4 C15 tomb-chests, some C15 glass in chancel, medieval vestments, and a domestic cupboard of about 1500 which was once at Witham Priory. The church was only partly restored by Scott.

The listed buildings from No 25 to No 3l (North side)form an important group with No 2 Church Lane

Listing NGR: ST4999139013

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

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