CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1251356
Date first listed:
09-Feb-1961
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Brent Knoll
National Grid Reference:
ST 33541 50745

Details

ST35SW BRENT KNOLL CP CHURCH LANE (North side)

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
433646
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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: 15 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/10731/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Michael Bass. Source Historic England Archive
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