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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: 1296690



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

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Michelmersh and Timsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-May-1957

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 140937

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MICHELMERSH CHURCH ROAD SU 32 NW 4/32 Church of St Mary 29.5.57


Parish church. C12 church but chancel lengthened mid C13 and N & S transeptual chapels added (S demolished, N vestry), later S aisle, C16 SW separate belfry and refenestration, 1847 restoration and S Porch. Flint with stone dressings, old plain tile roofs, timber-frame and weatherboarded belfry and porch. Plan of long chancel (E part C13), with N vestry/chapel to W bay, nave C12 with C14 S aisle having to W C16 2-stage belfry, and in centre C19 porch. E end of chancel has C13 stepped triple lancets window and C13 sanctus bell opening in gable. To S at E C13 squareheaded 2-light trefoiled window with net tracery. In centre C13 double lancet window, and at W C13 triple lancet window with trefoiled centre light. N wall has at E restored C13 double lancet window. Below, to E, early C18 monument to Margaret Barbar. In front of rest parallel roofed N transept, to ends triple lancet window with trefoils, to N side 3-centred doorway and triple lancet. Nave has to N 3 huge early C16 squareheaded 3-light cinquefoiled windows, that to W restored, tall stepped buttresses between and at W. S aisle as to E half C19 foiled and ogee-headed lancets. In centre C19 gabled timber porch with carved barge- boards. Beside on W, C19 ogee-headed lancet and buttress at W end under tiled coping extending from roof. Square-plan 2-stage belfry with 2-light bell-openings on each face and hipped roof with weathervane. At W end of nave has C16 chamfered roundheaded doorway, 2-light window in square-head and on each corner tall stepped buttresses. Inside chancel, E window has splayed pointed arch as does N window and central 5 windows. SE window has flat arch and pointed niche in W splay and reset C13 stained glass heads. SW window below S transept arch. Transept arches chamfered roundheaded, to S arch remains of imposts and shafts, to N arch part of medieval coffin lid in E Tomb. In front of N arch on C20 base, c1320 stone effigy of Sir Geoffrey de Canterton. On chancel walls monuments : 1538 to Tristram Fantelroy; 1737 to Rev Charles Cranley; 1796 to Rev Baker. At W floor slabs: 1699 to Richard Mannyngham; 1695 to Silena Manningham; 1682 to Rev Richard Mannyngham; 1725 to Phillis Shiplam; medieval slab with lost inlays. Chancel arch C19 chamfered pointed arch lying into walls. S arcade 2 bays, similar. In SW wall high-set door for gallery. On W wall Royal Arms GIIIR. In aisle at W end monument 1682 to Sir William Ogle. Below and to N C17 dado panelling, In front C13 font recarved early C16 of cushion bowl with carved lilies and grotesques on corners to square bottom on drum base. VCH; Vol 3; 1908; p426-7. Pevsner; Hampshire; 1967; p335.

Listing NGR: SU3467526674

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1908), 426-427
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 335

National Grid Reference: SU 34608 26622


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