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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3941 / 51°23'38"N

Longitude: -1.5828 / 1°34'58"W

OS Eastings: 429124

OS Northings: 166199

OS Grid: SU291661

Mapcode National: GBR 5YZ.GNL

Mapcode Global: VHC1Y.J734

Plus Code: 9C3W9CV8+JV

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 22 August 1966

Last Amended: 30 July 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184327

English Heritage Legacy ID: 310864

ID on this website: 101184327

Location: St Michael's Church, Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire, SN8

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Little Bedwyn

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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SU 26 NE
(east end)
2/142 Church of St. Michael
(formerly listed as the Parish
Church of St Michael)
Anglican parish church. C12, C13, C15 and C19. Flint with
interspersed limestone, slate roof, copper sheet to aisles. Nave,
aisles, south porch, west steeple, and chancel with C19 north
vestry. C15 South Porch with Tudor arched door and C19 cusped
roundel over. Windows all C15; aisles and chancel have 2-light
square headed windows with trefoiled ogees and label. Chancel east
window of 3-lights. Nave clerestorey also 2-lights with trefoiled
heads. Tower of 4-stages, of equal width to nave, offsetting above
nave eaves, and having moulded top string. Plain well-proportioned
octagonal ashlar broach spire. Bell openings to tower as
clerestorey, but narrow single light to ringing floor. Angle
buttresses. Gnomon on chancel south-west buttress. Vestry has
plate tracery.
Interior: Nave of 3-bay arcade, late C12-early C13, possible
adaptation of earlier Saxon nave (tall with 600 mm walls). North
aisle has short cylindrical columns with capitals of early stiff
leaf form similar to Great Bedwyn (q.v.). Two-order semi-circular
arches and square billet hoodmould. C17 roof. South aisle
similar but taller columns and chamfered pointed arches. East
capital with 4 heads and central capital round. Arcade corbelled
on east impost. Panelled roofs to aisles. Walls colourwashed.
Triple chamfered tower arch, double chamfered chancel arch, latter
without interruption. Chancel with C19 patterned tiling and barrel
vaulted roof. Two steps to Sanctuary. C19 piscina and cusped
stone reredos panel. Fittings: font, C19, by south door.
Limestone, octagonal and brass fittings to cover. Pulpit, C19,
oak, octagonal on stone base. Sanctuary rails C19. Furniture:
Organ, small, by Brygeson Bros, London. Monuments: South Aisle: 2
C19 wall tablets, white marble on slate; 1859, to HENRY ROWLAND of
Ramsbury, and 1860, to JANE TROTHOWAN and EDWARD POTTER of
Chisbury. Brass war memorial. (Reference Pevsner, Sir N.
Buildings of England: Wiltshire.)

Listing NGR: SU2911566203

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 26 October 2017.

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