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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: 1302276



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

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sopley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-Sep-1964

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 143769

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11/16 Church of St Michael and 30.9.64 All Angels


Parish church. C13, earlier origins, restored C15, C19 & C20. Rubble iron-stone with Binstead stone dressings, brick rebuilding (part rendered), plain tile and lead roofs. Plan of chancel much altered, nave with transept, and aisles and west tower, rebuilt, embraced by aisles. East end of chancel has restored C15 Perpendic- ular 3-light cinquefoiled window and set-back buttresses. To south pointed lancet and doorway, and C15 squareheaded 3-light cinquefoiled window. To north brick buttress, pointed lancet and similar C15 window. North transept has C13 triple trefoiled lancet side windows, to north C19 3-light window and made-up opening in gable dated 1676. South transept has angle buttresses and restored C15 4-light window. Crossing of nave has wall around low pitched roof. To south aisle eastern C15 squareheaded window and mock-stone C20 vestry, large west buttress. To north C15 2-light squareheaded windows and large gabled porch with hollow moulded doorway and reset medieval carving over. At west large C19 timber Perpendicular window. Either side tall stepped buttresses to shortened west tower with parapet having finials on corners and short leaded spire. Inside chancel old rere-arches some old stained-glass to east, and barrel-vaulted plaster ceiling. Monuments, 1786 to Ann Willis, 1819 to James Willis, 1804 to Wadham Wyndham, and 1780 to Peter Noyes. At south west low-set lancet with squint from transept. Much restored 2-centred chancel arch. Above on nave side fresco of crucifixion by J Emms, 1869. Heavy crossing arches to transepts, with double wave moulding. In north transept C13 and C14 piscina and corbel heads. Organ in south transept. To west 2 bay C14 arcades, on octagonal piers. Tower stands on 3 open arches. North aisle into transept supported by 2 c1400 heads. Plain north door, either side, fixed to wall, 2 Purbeck marble effigies of C13, under trefoiled canopies. On wall war memorial by Eric Gill. In south aisle C15 door and medieval coffin lid. C19 arch-braced king-post roof on old corbel heads. C17 octagonal pulpit. Under tower retooled C14 font. Either side C16 linen-fold panelling. South west arms board. VCH; Vol IV; 1912; p130-1. Buildings of England, Hampshire; N Pevsner; 1966; p509-10.

Listing NGR: SZ1673798427

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1912), 130-1
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 509-10
War Memorials Online, accessed 30 October 2017 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from

National Grid Reference: SZ 15646 96715


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