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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Tidcombe and Fosbury
National Grid Reference:
SU 29005 58252


TIDCOMBE AND FOSBURY TIDCOMBE SU 25 NE 9/215 Church of St. Michael (formerly listed as Parish 22.8.66 Church of St Michael) II* Anglican parish church, C14, C15 and C17. Rendered flint with stone dressings. Brick porch. Tile and lead roofs. Nave, aisles, north porch, chancel and west tower. 1, 2 and 3-light windows with trefoiled ogee heads and no hoods. 3-light east window. Low 2- stage C17 tower with single light square bell openings and short corner obelisks to parapet. Brick buttresses to west face, one incorporating datestone EHWL 1707. North porch gabled brick with rubbed arch and datestone, EHWT 1675. Interior: Nave of 2 bays shortened from 3 bays when tower rebuilt. North arcade of double chamfered orders on octagonal column with leaf carved capital, early C14. South arcade similar, but aisle narrower. Clerestorey windows. 2 chamfered order chancel arch and brackets for rood screen. Roof low pitched, C16-C17. North aisle has low wall tomb and recess under east window containing C15 encaustic tiles. Trefoiled piscina with credence shelf. Roof of similar date to nave. South door raised high. Chancel of 2 bays but probably originally longer. North and south doors and blocked arch on north side perhaps to former chapel. Wall recess on south. Trefoiled piscina with credence shelf. Roof C15 uniform scantling collar truss and brattished wall plates Chancel restored and paved in C19. Fittings: Font, simple conical limestone bowl date undetermined. C19 communion rail. Monuments: Nave, 2 wall tablets, white marble on grey slate. JOHN STRATTON, 1916 by J. Lloyd of Bedwyn, and Great War roll. Chancel: North side; Wall tablet, grey marble on white marble shelf, by Osmund of Sarum. Central relief urn surrounded with family shields all white marble, to THOMAS RENDALL of Milston, died 1831, and family. Also 2 wall tablets, 1826, by W. Gibbs, to SARAH RENDALL, and 1897, by H. Page of Andover, to HENRY RENDALL and family. South Aisle: Wall tablet to EDWARD TANNER, 1845, marble, sarcophagus with draped urn. (Reference: Pevsner Sir N. Buildings of England: Wiltshire.)

Listing NGR: SU2900558252


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Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 04 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/05990/07
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