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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Stour Provost, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9932 / 50°59'35"N

Longitude: -2.2948 / 2°17'41"W

OS Eastings: 379402

OS Northings: 121572

OS Grid: ST794215

Mapcode National: GBR 0W7.NM2

Mapcode Global: FRA 662H.9SD

Plus Code: 9C2VXPV4+73

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102766

Location: Stour Provost, Dorset, SP8

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Stour Provost

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Stour Provost

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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2/136 Church of St Michael

Parish Church. Possibly C13 origin, nave partly C14, south tower
partly C15, north aisle, C16, chancel, south porch and general
restoration first half of C19, further restoration later C19.
Coursed rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings. Stone slated,
gable-ended roof to nave. Slate, gable-ended roof to chancel. Stone
copings. Fenestration is largely early C19 with 3 light windows under
2 and 4-centred arches with 'Y -tracery' and returned labels. East
chancel window of 3-lights under 4-centred head with perpendicular
tracery. North chancel window has C19 2-light plate tracery under 2-
centred head. South chancel windows are C19 lancets. C13, probably
reset, lancet in south wall of nave. South tower: 2 stages: unbuttressed;
crocketted finials; plain south window under 2 centred head with plain
rectangular window over; bell stage has 2-centred, perpendicular windows
with 2-lights; parapet strings with gargoyles. South porch is rebuilt
and has a chamfered, 2-centred arch. South door has moulded 4-centred
arch with returned label. Internal features: 2-centred chancel arch
of 2 chamfered orders with 3-sided responds with capitals; 4 bay nave
arcade with 2-centred moulded arches on piers with attached shafts
separated by hollow chamfers; blocked tower arch; chancel roof with
intersecting moulded beams and wall-plates, the bays so formed being
divided into coffers with fretted panels; C19 tie-beam roof to nave;
flat plaster roof to aisle; C15 octagonal stone font with panelled
sides on panelled octagonal plinth; C18 communion rails; c.1800, 6-
panel south door; C19 glass; probably C20 stone pulpit; C18 floor
slabs; other fittings largely C19.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, pp 79-81, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N,
The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972.

Listing NGR: ST7940121572

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