History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Glastonbury, Somerset

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

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

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

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Glastonbury

Built-Up Area: Glastonbury

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Find accommodation in
Glastonbury

Listing Text

GLASTONBURY


863/5/6 HIGH STREET
863/6/6 (North side)
21-JUN-50 CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

GV I

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.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.