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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Gussage St. Michael, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9015 / 50°54'5"N

Longitude: -2.0215 / 2°1'17"W

OS Eastings: 398585

OS Northings: 111332

OS Grid: ST985113

Mapcode National: GBR 30D.KQ1

Mapcode Global: FRA 66NQ.G92

Plus Code: 9C2VWX2H+HC

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107383

Location: Gussage St. Michael, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Gussage St. Michael

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Gussage St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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5/46 Church of St Michael

Parish Church, C12 west tower, C13 nave and aisles; south aisle rebuilt C14;
C15 upper stage of tower, north porch and some refenestration; 1857 chancel;
late C19 north vestry; 1857 work by G E Street. Flint with squared rubble
blocks and ashlar dressings, tower part rendered. Slated and tiled roofs
with clerestory to nave. Plan: nave; chancel; north aisle; south aisle;
west tower; north vestry; north porch. West tower: 3-stage with embattled
parapet; original flat buttress to west; lower stage has square loops;
second stage has C14 trefoiled loops; upper floor has C15 pointed belfry
windows of 2 lights with quatrefoils in head. North porch has a moulded
4-centred arch. North aisle has a C15 square-headed 3-light window.
Vestry and chancel have square-headed north and south windows of one and
2 lights. East chancel window with plate tracery of 3 trefoiled lights.
Pointed, chamfered C19 south chancel door. South aisle has a C13 lancet
east and 2 square-headed, Perpendicular tracery windows of 2-lights to the
south wall. To the left is a blocked, pointed, chamfered door. Cl7 plank
door to north doorway with wrought-iron strap hinges.

Internal features: C19 pointed chancel arch reusing earlier material;
C12 round headed tower arch with alternating greensand and heathstone
voussoirs; 2 bay pointed arcades springing from cylindrical piers with
moulded caps and bases, the south cap having some dog-tooth ornamentation;
C15, 3-bay nave roof with tie-beams and king-posts; C16 moulded beam roof
to north aisle; C13 font with circular bowl on cylindrical stem; C15 tre-
foiled niche above porch arch; other features largely C19. (RCHM, Dorset,
vol V, p 22-23, no. 1, Newman,J and Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England:
Dorset, 1972, p 219).

Listing NGR: ST9858511332

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