This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST 56 NW FLAX BOURTON FLAX BOURTON (north side)
7/79 St. Michael and All Angels Church 11.10.61 G.V. II*
Parish Church (Anglican). C12, altered C13 and late C14 to C15; restored mid C19 by John Norton. West tower, nave, north aisle, south porch and chancel.
Coursed rubble with freestone dressings; slate roof. West tower of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses, embattled parapet and gargoyles; 2-light bell chamber opening with trefoil head, 3-light west window and west door in moulded surround; projecting polygonal stairtower to north-east; clock on south face dated 1897.
Nave: two 3-light Perpendicular style window with cinquefoil heads and square hoodmoulds. Gabled projecting south porch with double chamfered doorcase.
Chancel: 2-light windows with cusped heads and square hoodmoulds, the east window is 3-lights under a 4-centred arch and the hoodmould has carved head stops. North aisle (rebuilt by Norton): four 2-light windows with cusped heads and square hoodmoulds. South doorway is C12: spiral fluted columns with a scalloped capital to the west and a capital with coarsely cut upright volutes to the east; round arch with zigzag decoration, the outer order is chamfered with an ornamental scroll moulding; above the doorway is a coarsely cut relief of St. Michael and the Dragon. Interior. Nave: 3 bay C19 north arcade of clustered columns with round caps. C12 chancel arch of two orders; scalloped capitals to the north, leaves, volutes and animal's heads to the south; zigzag moulding with animal heads on the abaci. Perpendicular style tower arch.
Font: C12, scalloped square bowl on cylindrical base. Pulpit: C19, oak in a plain Perpendicular style. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).
Listing NGR: ST5065569376
Copyright IoE Mr Cyril N. Chapman. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Chapman, Cyril N.
Rights Holder: Chapman, Cyril N.
Rubble, Slate, Stone, Medieval Anglican Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship, Parish Church