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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: 1251356



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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Brent Knoll

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Feb-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433646

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5/30 Church of St Michael

9.2.61 GV I

Parish Church. C11, C14, C15; C19 restoration. Coursed and squared rubble, lead sheeting roofs, slate to chancel, coped verges, cruciform finials. Nave, chancel, North aisle, South porch, South transcept now a vestry, west tower. Predominantly Perpendicular. Three stage tower of c1400 with set-back buttresses, pierced parapet, pinnacles, stair turret, triple 2-light bell-chamber openings, those to each side blank; gargoyles; West door; renewed 5-light West window. Norman South doorway with chevron decoration, early C14 porch. C14 South transept with an ogee-headed West lancet. C15 North aisle of 6 bays, pierced parapet, pinnacles, gargoyles; inside an arcade with piers of 4-waves moulding, panelled lean-to roof on angel corbels. C15 nave with a wagon roof, reused bosses and corbels in what is essentially Victorian. C19 chancel. Reused Cll pillar piscina to North aisle. Very Important C14/C15 pews with tracery, poppey heads and figures; particularly those on the South side of the nave with 3 allegorical panels representing the punishment of Reynard the Fox in the attire of an abbot. Large painted wall monument in nave to John Somerset of 1663 with three 3-quarter figures, 2 reliefs, twisted columns and a pediment. C11 quatrefoil font, C19 cover. Pulpit of 1637, Jacobean coffin-stool and chair. Medieval parish chest. 3 C19 wall monuments. Royal arms. C19 stained-glass, the chancel has encaustic tiles and a painted reredos. C19 West gallery incorporating an organ. (Church Guide; N Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3354050744

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Church of St Michael Brent Knoll Church Guide
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

National Grid Reference: ST 33541 50745


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