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Sunday, October 16, 2011

St John the Baptist's Church Chester

St John the Baptist's Church in Chester is a Grade I listed building on the north bank of the River Dee adjacent to the Roman Amphitheatre and Grosvenor Park.



St John the Baptist's Church consists of ruins of the former church building on the eastern side of the current church (see above photo) and the present Church of St John the Baptist built in red sandstone. St John's supposedly dates back originally to the 7th century and has been rebuilt on a number of occasions due to the frequent collapse of its structures in 1468 and 1572 and again in 1881 when the imposing Gothic tower fell in.

Much of the church's interior remains Norman while the stained glass windows (pictured) are from the mid-19th century.



The Parish Church of St John the Baptist Chester
Vicar's Lane/Little St John Street
Chester
CH1 1SN
Tel: 01244 403634



St John the Baptist's Church in Chester can be visited along with the very close Roman Amphitheater, Dewa Roman Experience, the Meadows, Grosvenor Park, Chester Cathedral, and the Cross.

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