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Church of St John the Baptist, Glastonbury

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 265926

OS Grid Reference: ST5000239011
OS Grid Coordinates: 350002, 139011
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1482, -2.7162

Location: 1 Church Lane, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9DR

Locality: Glastonbury
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 9DR

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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 a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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