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Church of St John the Baptist, Ashbrittle

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 270076

OS Grid Reference: ST0520221358
OS Grid Coordinates: 305202, 121358
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9838, -3.3519

Location: Rectory Road, Ashbrittle, Somerset TA21 0LG

Locality: Ashbrittle
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA21 0LG

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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 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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