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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.515 / 51°30'54"N

Longitude: -2.5452 / 2°32'42"W

OS Eastings: 362261

OS Northings: 179707

OS Grid: ST622797

Mapcode National: GBR JS.HY6H

Mapcode Global: VH88G.T5SX

Plus Code: 9C3VGF83+2W

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 26 June 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128831

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35035

Location: Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire, BS34

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Stoke Gifford

Built-Up Area: Filton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Stoke Gifford

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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4/8 Church of St. Michael

G.V. II*

Anglican Parish Church. C14, altered mid C18, restored 1894-7 by E.H. Lingen
Barker. Rubble of 2 different colours brought to courses and alternately banded
in tower, freestone dressings, plain clay tile roofs, raised coped verges. Nave,
chancel, south transept tower, north aisle, north porch, north vestry, all under
separate gabled roofs. Nave of 3 bays, all late or post-mediaeval 2- and 3-light
windows with cusps except a segmental headed 2-light west window and a north
window with two plain lights, there is a blocked south door with a round head.
The chancel has a 3-light cusped east window under a drip and a south window of
2 pointed lights. The 3-stage south transept tower has diagonal buttresses to
first stage, flat alternating quoins above; first stage has 2-light window with drip
at south, pointed door at east is approached by steps. Second stage has a single
light, vestigial chimney at east rises through this and third stage which has
louvred, 2-light openings to bell chamber on all sides; 4 corner gargoyles below
crocketed finials, battlemented parapet between. 2-bay north aisle has a
restored 2-light Decorated east window, a single segmental headed west light and a
3-light north window next to the north porch with ogee-headed arch between
crocketed finials and a crocketed pinnacle. North vestry has a segmental headed
door with keystone at the east, a straight headed 2-light north window and a low
stack at the east gable head. Interior: plain barrel vaulted nave and chancel,
cross vaulted at sanctuary; 3-bay north aisle has square fluted piers and
pilasters. Fittings: C12 plain scallop font with scratched dog tooth in north
aisle wall; elegant Laundian rails with turned balusters, quadruple barley sugar
newel, moulded rail; good plank and nail north door. Monuments: 1662,
Berkeley memorial, painted stone arms and other heraldic devices around 2 brass
plates to Richard and May Berkeley; 1736, marble tablet, below broken pediment
filled with arms between fluted Corinthian pilasters and above gadrooned cill and
apron with putti. North vestry was in C18 a private Beaufort room open to the
chancel. (David Verey, Buildings of England : Gloucestershire, the Vale and the
Forest of Dean, 1970).

Listing NGR: ST6226179707

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