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Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II* Listed Building in Littlebredy, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6994 / 50°41'57"N

Longitude: -2.5852 / 2°35'6"W

OS Eastings: 358768

OS Northings: 89028

OS Grid: SY587890

Mapcode National: GBR PT.QHW3

Mapcode Global: FRA 57G7.BPD

Plus Code: 9C2VMCX7+QW

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105255

Location: Bridehead, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Littlebredy

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Little Bredy St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Parish Church. C13 chancel and C14 south tower. Church largely rebuilt in 1850
to designs of B. Ferrey, with A. Troyte-Acland overseeing the work. Rubble-stone
and dressed stone walls. Stone slate roofs with stone gable-copings and crosses
over triangular apex-blocks. Nave, north aisle, south-east aisle, chancel, south
vestry, south porch with tower and spire over. Chancel, 2 bays, with 2 C13 lancets
(restored) in north wall, south wall similar, though with a C14 two-light window to
west of two trefoiled ogee lights with a quatrefoil in a 2-centred head. East
window, 3-lights, C20. South tower-porch, with newel-stair by Ferrey. Entrance
with pointed segmental head and straight-chamfered jambs. Single light with
trefoiled-ogee head over. String. 2-light trefoiled bell-openings with quatrefoil
head over. Plank door, studded and with ornamental strap-hinges. String over, and
a flat stone parapet. Small carved gargoyles. Octagonal stone spire, with lucarnes
by Ferrey. Nave: altogether 5 bays, work of Ferrey. Diagonal buttresses and also
buttressed between the windows. South wall has two 2-light trefoil-headed windows
with quatrefoil over, (plate tracery). South-east chapel (Ferrey), four-light
window with trefoil-ogee heads. Label over with head-stops. North aisle, also
Ferrey, 3 bays. Interior: Nave, the arcades have round columns with moulded
capitals and pointed arches, straight-chamfered with sunk quadrants. Foliage in
the bells of the south aisle capitals. Chancel-arch, with responds, moulded
capitals and straight-chamfered mouldings with sunk quadrants. Chancel east window
with Purbeck marble shafts and capitals, with stone rings and moulded stone arches
with dogtooth. Roofs: of pointed arch-braced type with high collars and king-posts,
carried on carved stone corbels. Fittings: Piscina, chancel, recess with shafted
jambs, trefoiled head, label and round drain, C13. Font: stone round bowl with
4 colonettes and central stem for base, C19. Pulpit, stone, octagonal, with muntins
at the arrises, C19. Monuments: white marble wall-tablet, to Jane, wife of Robert
Williams, 1841, aged 102, daughter of Francis Chassereau of Niort, France, who was
exiled aged 14 at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. White marble wall-tablet
with fluted pilasters, to John Bridge, Gent., late of Winford Eagle in the county
of Dorset, died October 25th 1813, aged 56 years, and of Ann Bridge.
(RCHM Dorset I, p. 37 (1)).

Listing NGR: SY5876889028

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