Church of St John The Baptist, Chilcompton

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Church of St John The Baptist
Chilcompton St John the Baptist's Church - geograph.org.uk - 137564.jpg
LocationChilcompton, Somerset, England
Coordinates51°16′11″N 2°30′27″W / 51.26972°N 2.50750°W / 51.26972; -2.50750Coordinates: 51°16′11″N 2°30′27″W / 51.26972°N 2.50750°W / 51.26972; -2.50750
Built15th century
Listed Building – Grade II*
Designated21 September 1960[1]
Reference no.1345096
Church of St John The Baptist, Chilcompton is located in Somerset
Church of St John The Baptist, Chilcompton
Location of Church of St John The Baptist in Somerset

The Anglican Church of St John The Baptist in Chilcompton, within the English county of Somerset, was built in the 15th century. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1][2]

The earliest church on the site was recorded in 1188 when it was given to Wells Cathedral.[3]

The perpendicular embattled two stage tower dates from around 1460 and contains six bells. The nave and aisles were completed in 1839 by Jesse Gane and the chancel and flanking chapels in 1897, as part of a Victorian restoration, by Frederick Bligh Bond.[1] An enclosed modern structure links it to the adjoining parish hall.

In 2015 the church was added to the Heritage at Risk register because of water and frost damage to the stonework. A grant for the repair of the roof has been made available.[4]

The ecclesiastical parish is now united with that of Saint Vigor at Stratton-on-the-Fosse forming part of the benefice of Chilcompton with Downside and Stratton on the Fosse within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Church of St John The Baptist". Historic England. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Church of St John The Baptist". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Church of St John the Baptist and churchyard, Chilcompton". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Church of St John the Baptist, Church Lane, Chilcompton - Mendip". Heritage At Risk Register. Historic England. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Chilcompton Church; St John the Baptist, Chilcompton". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 31 October 2015.