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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Duntisbourne Rouse, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7532 / 51°45'11"N

Longitude: -2.0226 / 2°1'21"W

OS Eastings: 398534

OS Northings: 206060

OS Grid: SO985060

Mapcode National: GBR 2P4.5FC

Mapcode Global: VHB2H.W6L9

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 26 November 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 127180

Location: Duntisbourne Rouse, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Duntisbourne Rouse

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Duntisbourne Abbots St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


6/80 Church of St. Michael

Parish church. Late Cll or early C12; C12 chancel and C15 west
tower. Random rubble limestone, including herring-bone work;
ashlar tower; stone-slate roof. Nave without aisles; west
tower, south porch and chancel; chapel below chancel. Simple
triangular headed south doorway central to nave with north doorway
opposite; porch is C18 with chamfered segmental arch and sundial
mounted in gable over with metal gnomon, dated 1756; stone seats
within. Left of south door 2-light C15 window in square-headed
opening, and to right trefoil-headed lancet, with further Early
English lancet to east. No windows in north wall; central square-
headed doorway with chamfered surround and stone step; doorway now
blocked; area of herring-bone work to right. Parapet gables at
either end of nave, that at west being broken by tower; end wall
either side of tower has herring-bone work; very large dressed
quoins in south west corner and projecting square stone block at
eaves level at both corners. Saddleback tower of 2 stages on
chamfered plinth; small slit windows to internal staircase on
south side at low level and higher on north side; very small belfry
openings with Tudor-arched heads; weathered string course below;
2 parapet gables surmounted by stone crosses above cross-gablet
saddles; inscription stone above belfry opening in west face
HOSKINS BEING WARDENS A.D. OI 1587'. Small, round-headed chancel
windows to north, east and south walls with, at lower level, round-
headed east chapel window, still unglazed; east parapet gable with
projecting rectangular stones at eaves level; square-headed south
doorway into low level chapel approached down flight of stone
steps, all appearing a later alteration. Simple limewashed
interior: early C18 timber panelling in nave; simple pointed arch
to tower doorway; Norman chancel arch with 3 orders of roll
mouldings to intrados, and 3 colonnettes to pier jambs each with
scalloped capital; additional outer roll moulding on nave side;
3-bay nave roof with arched braced collar and moulded tie-beam
trusses and windbracing. East chancel window has roll moulding;
extensive late Norman wall painting survives on north wall with
fragments on east side of chancel arch piers and south wall; that
on north wall shows round-headed arcading with scroll band over and
stylised masonary with flower decoration above; C19 restored
chancel roof with collar-tied rafters and ashlaring. Square-
headed aumbry in south chancel wall; C19 quatrefoil pierced timber
chancel rail; choir stalls with C15 misericords, each with
grotesque head and vine leaf decoration. Hexagonal Jacobean
timber pulpit in nave. Late Norman octagonal stone font on
octagonal shaft and square base; trilobed carved foliage
decoration. C18 panelled box-pews, many with doors. Early C19
memorial on north wall of nave by Richard Mills of Cirencester:
black and white marble with fluted pilasters flanking inscription
panel; flaming urns in relief above pilasters and large funerial
urn in centre with heraldic shield below; inscribed to NATHANIEL
HAINES, died 1784; ANN HAINES, died 1814; SUSANNA HAINES, died
1824; MARY HAINES, died 1824; and JANE HAINES, died 1828. Late
C19 and C20 stained glass in chancel. Tunnel vaulted chapel below
chancel with square-headed doorway at west end and blocked stone
spiral stairs formerly leading into nave; roll moulding to east
window; square-headed aumbry in north wall. Situated on steeply
banked hillside. (A. Carver, The Story of Duntisbourne Rous,
1968; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)

Listing NGR: SO9853306060

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