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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: 1345316



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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Buckland Dinham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 267070

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4/124 Church of St. Michael



Parish church. Nave, chancel, south chapel and south porch of circa 1200, north chapel of 1325, further chapel to north of chancel and west tower of 1480; late C19 restoration. Rubble, slate and stone tile roof. Nave with 2 early lancets, remainder of openings of the restoration; south door in Transitional style, depressed arch with outer zig-zag decoration on vertical springers with colonettes, north door in a much plainer style. Porch with parvise and stone fan vault, depressed arch outer door opening with panelled reveals reworked C1480. South chapel with single and triple lancets, shafted and cusped inside, carved taper brackets on north wall. C19 three light cusped east window, 3-light Perpendicular window to north chancel chapel. Perpendicular tower of 3 stages, diagonally buttressed, single 3-light bell chamber openings with stone latticework, paired openings in stage below with blind tracery. Interior on encustic tile and flag floors, oldest feature Norman tub font with frieze. Furniture includes 2 C17 oak chests and a pair of coffin stools; 2 chairs, one with a carved solid back, the other on turned legs with a latticwork C17 seat and back; C17 altar table. C17 panelled pulpit, probably once a 3 decker, further similar panelling to rear of sedilia. Half broken cusped tomb recess to north side of nave; pair of demi- figures to Sir John Dinham and his lady of 1332 set into floor of north chapel, late C19 commemorative plaque and rails. (SANHS, vol 57i, 1911).

Listing NGR: ST7550351267

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society' in Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, , Vol. 57, (1911)

National Grid Reference: ST 75500 51264


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