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© Mr R.M Rayner

IoE Number: 269850
Location: CHURCH OF ST JOHN, PARK STREET (north side)
  TAUNTON, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr R.M Rayner
Date Photographed: 26 June 2002
Date listed: 04 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 04 June 1952
Grade B

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PARK STREET5365(North Side)Church of St JohnST 2224 SW 10/34.6.52.

PARK STREET 1. 5365 (North Side) Church of St John ST 2224 SW 10/3 4.6.52. B GV 2. Completed 1864 to designs by Sir G G Scott. In a rich Early English style. 3 aisled hall church (said to be one bay shorter than intended) with central aisle slightly higher. Dominating tower at south-east corner, north chancel chapel and south porch. Random rubble with ashlar dressings. Rich diaper ornament on bell stage of tower. Spire with broaches, lucarnes and weatherings. Figures in tabernacles standing on the broaches. Body of the church has patterned tile roofs. Tracery to windows consists of paired lights with oculus under a single recess and hood mould. West front facing down Park Street has triple lancets with oculi over west door with crocket capitals and marble shafts. The interior has big Early English arcades with alternating clustered and round columns. Elaborately carved crocket capitals with carved human and animal heads in foliage. Aisle windows with nook shafts and rear arches. Tall pointed arch with diaper to organ chamber under tower. Marble shafts to chancel. Nave has parallel open timber roofs. Ceiled chancel roof with painted stars over altar. Later ironwork screen with scrollwork supporting rood. West window glass probably by Clayton & Bell. All the listed buildings in Park Street (except St Paul's House form a group together with Nos 2 to 18 (even) Wellington Road.

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