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St John the Baptist, Latton, Wiltshire

(51°40′11″N, 1°52′0″W)
SU 093 968
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
now Bristol
  • Allan Brodie
  • John Wand
28 August 1993

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The current church consists of a chancel, a nave, N and S transepts, a small S porch and a broad W tower. The lower part of the W tower dates from the 12thc but the upper part is Perpendicular. The transepts date from c1300. The arch into the nave from the tower and the chancel arch both date from the 12thc and there is a late 12thc S door.


The Domesday Survey records Latton as held by Regenbald the priest. It was worth £10, with its 2 mills, 200 acres of meadow and a pasture. No church is mentioned.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches
Tower/Transept arches

Loose Sculpture


The chancel was rebuilt twice in the 19thc, in 1858-63 by William Butterfield.


Historic England listing 1284123

Anon. St John the Baptist's Church, Latton Private Press

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications or England’s Patron Saints, London 1899, III, 176.

J. Buckler, Unpublished album of drawings. Devizes Museum, vol. VIII, plate 65.

DCMS Listing Description.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, 293.