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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Durston, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.048 / 51°2'52"N

Longitude: -3.0127 / 3°0'45"W

OS Eastings: 329109

OS Northings: 128110

OS Grid: ST291281

Mapcode National: GBR M5.G6KZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 46LB.S63

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 25 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060489

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270603

Location: Durston, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA3

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Durston

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST22NE DURSTON CP
DURSTON VILLAGE

6/92 Church of St John


25.2.55

GV II

Parish church. Rebuilt 1853 in Early English style having been enlarged in 1815, tower restored 1897, Lias random
rubble, Ham stone dressings, slate roofs, coped verges. 3 bay nave, transepts, chancel, West tower, South porch. 3
stage crenellated tower with finials, set back buttresses rising to string courses, 3-light trefoil bell opening West
face, trefoil headed lancet, 3-light West window above moulded test door, crenellated North East stair turret, 2-light
windows flanking gabled porch with collar beam roof, moulded surrounds, C19 double doors, stepped buttresses to
transept, 3-light South window, 2-light South window to buttressed chancel, 3-light East window, 2-light on North
front, 3-light to vestry to right roof door, three 2-light windows to nave, Interior: ashlar faced. 4-centred tower
arch with trefoil headed panelled screen, C19 chancel arch, unmoulded jambs, moulded archivault, Cl9 archbraced roofs,
carried on foliage corbels, compartment ceilings in transepts. Mid C19 fittings, pulpit entered from door in West wall
of vestry. Memorial tablet in grey and white marble with draped urn on South wall of tower to Thomas Grey died 1820 by
R. Blore of Piccadilly; Thomas Grey paid for the restoration of the church in 1815, Altar table with baluster legs said
to be dated 1635, appears late C19, (Photograph, NMR; Kelly's Directory, 1897; Pevsner, Buildings of England South and
West Somerset, 1958)


Listing NGR: ST2910928110

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