Church of St John the Baptist, Churchill

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Church of St John the Baptist
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Church of St John the Baptist is located in Somerset
Church of St John the Baptist
Church of St John the Baptist
Location in Somerset
Coordinates: 51°20′19″N 2°48′32″W / 51.338542°N 2.808888°W / 51.338542; -2.808888
Location Churchill, Somerset
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Dedication Saint John the Baptist
Heritage designation Grade I
Architectural type Church
Completed 12th century

The Church of St John the Baptist in Churchill, Somerset, England, was largely built around 1360 and is a Grade I listed building.[1]

There was a Norman chapel on this site in 1180, from which the nave has survived into the present church.[2]

The stone font dates from around 1200, although the wooden font cover was added in 1879 when there was a revival in gothic designs.[2] The stained glass windows are from a variety of periods.[3]

The tower has three stages with diagonal buttresses, moulded string courses, north-east polygonal higher corner stair turret with blind panelled embattled cap and pierced quatrefoil lozenge parapet with corner pinnacles and gargoyles.[1] It is dated to c. 1360 by Poyntz Wright[4] and after 1420 by Harvey.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Church of St John the Baptist, Churchill". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Churchill, St John the Baptist". Open Churches Trust. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  3. ^ "St John the Baptist Church". Churchill Music. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  4. ^ Poyntz Wright, Peter (1981). The Parish Church Towers of Somerset, Their construction, craftsmanship and chronology 1350 - 1550. Avebury Publishing Company. ISBN 0-86127-502-0. 
  5. ^ Harvey, John H. (1982). "The church towers of Somerset". Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society. 26.