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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: 1238353



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Pen Selwood

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 415831

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2/91 Church of St. Michael and All Angels



Parish church. mostly C15 with some C19 restoration. Local greensand stone mostly cut and squared, with ashlar dressings; stone slate roofs between coped gables having cross finials. 3-cell plan of 2-bay chancel, and 3-bay nave and North aisle, with added West Tower, South porch and North East corner vestry. Chancel has plinth but no buttresses; 3-light C14 traceried East window under pointed arch; 2 flat-headed 2-light windows under labels with square stops in South Wall, with one having less intricate tracery to North wall. North aisle has diagonal corner buttresses, and 2-light C19 traceried windows in deep hollowed reveals with labels on North wall; a 3-light C15 style pointed arched traceried window in the West wall, with none to the East wall. The nave has 2 C19 traceried 2-light windows matching North aisle; and between them a small porch with stone tile roof; plain circular arch with C18 panelled and spiked gate over which are set two sculptures in recesses - one of the Virgin and Child probably C15 and thought to be the head of the churchyard cross, the other of the same age but possibly Italian; inner porch has plaster barrel vault ceiling, stone bench seats; inner doorway Norman, but much restored, with carved lintel, plain tympanum and chevron and roll mouldings to arch. West Tower of 2 stages; deep plinth, string courses, corner diagonal buttresses with offsets to 3/4 height, corner gargoyles, battlemented coping : West door set low, in moulded 4 centre arched opening without label; above a 3-light C15 traceried pointed arched window with label; to upper stage small 2-light with tracery panelled solid heads and no labels; to North East corner an hexagonal plain stair turret to 2/3 height with stepped stone roof. The interior is mostly C19 in character, having been reshaped in 1805s and again in 1848, when the North aisle was added. The chancel has arched braced roof trusses, a cusped arch piscina, and a plain segmental pointed chancel arch. The nave has tie- beam trusses with arched infills and corbel brackets, and features three oak and gilded bosses taken from Stavordale Priory (in Charlton Musgrove C.P. - qv); the arcading is C15 style, and the tower arch a plain 2-order pointed. Fittings mostly C19; the font probably C11, with square scalloped bowl on circular shaft and square base; a hatchment board of George IV, 1820, is over the chancel arch. The pews C20, with bench ends carved by Mrs.Clemency Angell 1927. Some C15 glass in a South wall window. Of the 4 bells, the tenor is by George Purdue 1584 and said to be the first he ever made.

Listing NGR: ST7562331434

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National Grid Reference: ST 75623 31434


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