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Church of St John the Baptist, Chilcompton

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 267816

OS Grid Reference: ST6469752410
OS Grid Coordinates: 364697, 152410
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2697, -2.5074

Location: Church Lane, Chilcompton, Somerset BA3 4HP

Locality: Chilcompton
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 4HP

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Listing Text

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

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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