Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1129078

Date first listed: 11-Oct-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Oct-1985



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District: North Somerset (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Dundry

National Grid Reference: ST 55752 66859


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ST 56 NE DUNDRY C.P. CHURCH ROAD (north side)

2/5 Church of St. Michael 11.10.61 (formerly listed as Dundry Parish Church) G.V. I

Anglican Parish Church. Tower 1484, rest dated 1861 on hopperheads, by G.B. Gabriel. Ashlar tower, snecked rubble elsewhere, freestone dressings, slate roofs. West tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel, south chapel, north vestry, north organ chamber. Perpendicular. Fine 4 stage tower has plinth, set back buttresses, string for each stage, polygonal north-east stair turret, first stage has ornately moulded pointed arch to door under dripmould with regal stops, all below a pointed 5-light window under drip, on the other stages each face has a similar 2-light window under drip with lozenge stops, mainly blank but louvred on fourth stage where the buttresses dwindle to attached shafts, above this stage, on a string with gargoyles, rises a complex Perpendicular pierced and embattled parapet with central finials and hollow, pierced, square, 4-stage corner turrets with flying buttresses, parapets and crocketed caps. The remainder of the church is under low separately gabled roofs with raised coped verges which also divide nave and chancel, aisle and chapel; south aisle has a trefoil lancet to the left of the porch, which has a pointed arch, mouldings on capitals, to the right are two 3-light windows with square heads under drips, one of these lights the chapel, north aisle has a similar window, a blocked door and one 4-centered, 3-light window, organ chamber and chapel each have 3-light pointed east windows which echo the similar larger one to chancel. Interior: 3-bay arcade with round piers, fourth similar bay between chancel and chapel, slight arch brace and windbrace roof chancel has wagon roof, tower has fluted vault springers and very deep wave-moulded arch : tablets in tower include one late C18 marble to Symes. Tower erected by the Merchant Venturers of Bristol as a landmark and is visible from many parts of Avon. (N. Pevsner : Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol. 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5575466859


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Legacy System number: 33648

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958)

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