Church history (St J)

photo of St John the Baptist, LattonThe church at Latton is dedicated to St. John the Baptist and is a Grade I listed building. It is thought that the church was built by Cirencester Abbey in the middle of the 12th century. However there was probably a chapel on the site before the church was built.

The church is constructed out of local limestone with the roof of Cotswold stone tiles. The internal walls are fairly plain and there are only a few memorials. One is in the tower in memory of members of the Ware family who died at the start of the 19th century. The tower contains a belfry of five bells which are rung occasionally by the bell ringers from St Sampson's.