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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: 1296062



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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Greinton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-Mar-1963

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 269536

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GREINTON CP ST43NW 3/14 Church of St. Michael and All Angels 29.3.63 GV I

Anglican parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15, restored c1850 and 1899. Coursed and squared rubble, slate roofs, freestone dressings, coped verges, cruciform finials. Nave, chancel, north and south porches, the latter now a vestry, west tower. Decorated and Perpendicular. Two stage embattled west tower, diagonal buttresses to the bottom stage, slated pyramidal roof with weathercock by Messrs. Thompson of Bridgwater of 1818, polygonal embattled stair-turret with finial, 2-light bell-chamber windows with wooden grilles, clock with gilded Roman numerals to north, 3-light west window, west doorway with depressed-arch head, ribbed and studded door. Three bay nave, two 2-light C14 windows to south, a C13 2-light window and a C15 window to north; the latter in a slight projection, probably for a former rood stair. Chancel with 2 broad lancets to south, cusped heads, priest's door; to north two C14 2-light windows with much renewed tracery. Three-light east window of c1500 type, below it panels decorated with quatrefoils and shields, the whole appears much restored. Gabled north porch, benched interior with flagstone floor, C13 doorway, C15 traceried door. Gabled former south porch converted to a vestry 1899 when the doorway was blocked and a 2-light window inserted. Interior plastered on flagstone floors, encaustic tile pavement to chancel. Moulded Perpendicular tower arch of 2 orders; mutilated moulded chancel arch. Nave under plastered wagon roof with thin ribs and ornamental wall plate, C15/C16. Unceiled wagon roof to chancel, C15/C16 with C19 restoration and embellishment. Chancel windows with rere-arches. Vestry with stone benches under unceiled wagon roof, C15/C16, wallplate with cable moulding; C15 door, C12 doorway. Medieval niche adjacent to south of chancel arch. Good C16 and C17 carved bench ends, one dated 1621, some late C19 reproductions. Chest dated 1730. Late C19 stone pulpit, font with cover, rood screen, brass lectern and stone reredos. Altar table dated 1621. Mid/late C19 organ. Six bells, 2 new in 1899, the remainder believed to be earlier. Six windows with mid-C19 stained glass. Matrix of a former brass under floor. (Pevsner, N. Buildings of England, South and Test Somerset, 1958; Church Guide, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST4126036414

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Guide to Church of St Michael and All Angels Greinton
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

National Grid Reference: ST 41259 36414


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