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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1060255



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chipstable

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Jan-1956

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 271163

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1/10 Church of St Michael



Parish curch. Tower possibly C13, nave C14, chancel C15, restoration of tower dated 1675, chancel reroofed C19, church restored and tower rendered late C20. Thin bedded local slate stone, part rendered, rendered north face of nave and tower, slate roofs, remains of crenellations to nave. West tower, nave south porch, chancel with rood stair projection. Two stage tower with remains of crenellations, single light louvred bell-opening, 2-light C16 west window, date stone on south face initialled TY/WAR/LH 1675; single storey gabled C19 porch with applied half timbering to apex, inner doorway very fine moulded pointed arch C14 doorframe with slightly ogee head and early dour with C14 hinges and back plate, 2-light square healed cusped window to right, projection of former rood stair with 2-light wooden casement and decorative iron strap masking end of inserted tie to rood screen, similar on north front, chancel windows all with ferramenta, C15 windows flanking priests door with moulded depressed 4-centred arch head 3-light east window with hoodmould, 3-light window north front and c1500 3-light window to nave. interior rendered with evidence of wall paintings beneath plaster in nave. Nave with barrel wagon roof, bosses at intersections, C19 wagon roof with bosses to clancel. Tower arch pointed, straight sided with double chamfer rising iron imposts. Substantial remains of late medieval screen, 4 and half bays with cresting and inserted section below masking tie, rare survival of plastered tympanum above in entrance Stone slate with good lettering reset by jamb of chancel north window, inscribed to Mrs Susan Hammall (or hammatt) died 1707, and other members of the family. Reading desk dated 1713, Royal Coat of Arms painted on wood 1852. A remarkable survival of a largely unaltered medieval church. The church became a chapelry in 1971.(VCH Somerset, Vol 5, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST0202626013

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1985)

National Grid Reference: ST 02029 26011


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