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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: 1110379



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

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stour Provost

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 16-Aug-1960

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 102766

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2/136 Church of St Michael 16.8.60 GV I

Parish Church. Possibly C13 origin, nave partly C14, south tower partly C15, north aisle, C16, chancel, south porch and general restoration first half of C19, further restoration later C19. Coursed rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings. Stone slated, gable-ended roof to nave. Slate, gable-ended roof to chancel. Stone copings. Fenestration is largely early C19 with 3 light windows under 2 and 4-centred arches with 'Y -tracery' and returned labels. East chancel window of 3-lights under 4-centred head with perpendicular tracery. North chancel window has C19 2-light plate tracery under 2- centred head. South chancel windows are C19 lancets. C13, probably reset, lancet in south wall of nave. South tower: 2 stages: unbuttressed; crocketted finials; plain south window under 2 centred head with plain rectangular window over; bell stage has 2-centred, perpendicular windows with 2-lights; parapet strings with gargoyles. South porch is rebuilt and has a chamfered, 2-centred arch. South door has moulded 4-centred arch with returned label. Internal features: 2-centred chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders with 3-sided responds with capitals; 4 bay nave arcade with 2-centred moulded arches on piers with attached shafts separated by hollow chamfers; blocked tower arch; chancel roof with intersecting moulded beams and wall-plates, the bays so formed being divided into coffers with fretted panels; C19 tie-beam roof to nave; flat plaster roof to aisle; C15 octagonal stone font with panelled sides on panelled octagonal plinth; C18 communion rails; c.1800, 6- panel south door; C19 glass; probably C20 stone pulpit; C18 floor slabs; other fittings largely C19. RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, pp 79-81, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972.

Listing NGR: ST7940121572

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1972), 79-81
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972)

National Grid Reference: ST 79402 21572


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