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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: 1303010



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

County: Hampshire

District: Winchester

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cheriton

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

Grade: I

Date first listed: 05-Dec-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 145389

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SU 5828 CHERITON B3046 (West side)

11/13 CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL 5.12.55

GV I Parish Church. C13, C15 additions, repaired after fire 1744, restored C19 and C20. Rubble flint with stone and C18 brick dressings, old plain tile roof. Built on mound and chancel built above steep slope, on crypt. C13 church of cancel, nave with N and S aisles with outshot roof, with chancel extended C15, tower, porch and aisle walls rebuilt 1744. Chancel's added bay has diagonal buttresses and E buttress to crypt, with brick buttress on NE corner. Restored C15 4-light square headed E window, and side walls a 2-light transomed window, with labels with head stops, and cinquefoiled lights except in S window below transom are shouldered heads. Original chancel has pointed S door, single lancet beside it and on both walls a reworked C13 2-light lancet. In NW corner C19 chimney and brick boilerhouse. W ends of aisles have C15 squareheaded 2-light windows. Aisles have 2 early C20 3-light Tudor style with labels with dated stops and heraldic stained glass. Between on S gabled porch with C18 brick sides but reset stone end with buttresses C13 arch with moulded capitals and either side a triangular panel of elaborately carved C14 stonework. N door opposite in C18 segmental headed opening, blocked inside. W aisle ends have C18 2-light timber leaded windows. C18 tower on brick plinth has C18 S door and on W C18 2-light timber window; with single light above surrounded by 4 wrought iron tie plates and large rectangular bell openings. Inside chancel C19 rear arches to all windows except SW lancet and door. To E of door, C13 trefoiled piscina with shelf. On S wall cartouche 1785 to Anne Ferrers, 1st wife and tablets 1825 to Edmund Ferrers and 2nd wife and 1845 to Elisa Ann Hunt. Under altar rare survival of C14 Flemish tiles. Pointed C13 chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders with nook shafts. Nave has C13, but recut 3 bay arcades with round piers on bases with spurs and above abaci with arches of 2 chamfered orders dying into vertical cylinders. Tower arch similar but with string at springing and walled up with small C18 door inserted. S door C18 segmental headed and N door walled up with reused stones stones included one inscribed with a medieval style cross. Stone pulpit and font and other furnishings all C19. VCH; 1908; Vol 3; p313. 'Buildings of England'; N Pevsner; Penguin; 1966; p 164.

Listing NGR: SP6136627611

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1908), 313
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 164

National Grid Reference: SU 58193 28474


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