CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1184327
Date first listed:
22-Aug-1966
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Jul-1986
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH STREET

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Little Bedwyn
National Grid Reference:
SU 29124 66199

Details

LITTLE BEDWYN CHURCH STREET SU 26 NE (east end) 2/142 Church of St. Michael (formerly listed as the Parish Church of St Michael) 22.8.66 I Anglican parish church. C12, C13, C15 and C19. Flint with interspersed limestone, slate roof, copper sheet to aisles. Nave, aisles, south porch, west steeple, and chancel with C19 north vestry. C15 South Porch with Tudor arched door and C19 cusped roundel over. Windows all C15; aisles and chancel have 2-light square headed windows with trefoiled ogees and label. Chancel east window of 3-lights. Nave clerestorey also 2-lights with trefoiled heads. Tower of 4-stages, of equal width to nave, offsetting above nave eaves, and having moulded top string. Plain well-proportioned octagonal ashlar broach spire. Bell openings to tower as clerestorey, but narrow single light to ringing floor. Angle buttresses. Gnomon on chancel south-west buttress. Vestry has plate tracery. Interior: Nave of 3-bay arcade, late C12-early C13, possible adaptation of earlier Saxon nave (tall with 600 mm walls). North aisle has short cylindrical columns with capitals of early stiff leaf form similar to Great Bedwyn (q.v.). Two-order semi-circular arches and square billet hoodmould. C17 roof. South aisle similar but taller columns and chamfered pointed arches. East capital with 4 heads and central capital round. Arcade corbelled on east impost. Panelled roofs to aisles. Walls colourwashed. Triple chamfered tower arch, double chamfered chancel arch, latter without interruption. Chancel with C19 patterned tiling and barrel vaulted roof. Two steps to Sanctuary. C19 piscina and cusped stone reredos panel. Fittings: font, C19, by south door. Limestone, octagonal and brass fittings to cover. Pulpit, C19, oak, octagonal on stone base. Sanctuary rails C19. Furniture: Organ, small, by Brygeson Bros, London. Monuments: South Aisle: 2 C19 wall tablets, white marble on slate; 1859, to HENRY ROWLAND of Ramsbury, and 1860, to JANE TROTHOWAN and EDWARD POTTER of Chisbury. Brass war memorial. (Reference Pevsner, Sir N. Buildings of England: Wiltshire.)

Listing NGR: SU2911566203

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 26 October 2017.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
310864
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1963)
Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 26 October 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/242358
War Memorials Register, accessed 26 October 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/69181

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 08 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03357/26
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