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Latitude: 50.7471 / 50°44'49"N
Longitude: -2.6222 / 2°37'19"W
OS Eastings: 356200
OS Northings: 94351
OS Grid: SY562943
Mapcode National: GBR PS.GCWB
Mapcode Global: FRA 57D3.G8L
Plus Code: 9C2VP9WH+R4
Entry Name: Church of St Michael
Listing Date: 3 March 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1229050
English Heritage Legacy ID: 403809
Location: West Compton, Dorset, DT2
Civil Parish: West Compton
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Maiden Newton and Valleys
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY 59 SE WEST COMPTON
5/145 Church of St Michael
Former Parish Church, now declared redundant. 1858 chancel, 1867 remainder,
by John Hicks of Dorchester. Snecked dressed stone walls with ashlar quoins.
Slate roofs with stone gable-copings with moulded kneelers, and crosses at
apices. Integral gabled porch with stone bellcote over, gabled and with bell
in situ. Nave with north aisle. Chancel. North porch. Single storey.
Chancel, of 2 bays with single chamfered lancets and lozenge-leaded lights.
3 stepped lancets to east end, plain. North doorway, pointed, has a plank
door with strap hinges. Nave, 4 bays, single chamfered lancets on south side.
North aisle, with separately pitched roof, has 3 grouped lancets. North porch,
immediately west of north aisle has an entrance with pointed segmental head of
2 chamfered orders, the inner dying into the jambs. Lancet-light over. Doorway
into church, pointed-arch, chamfered, plank door with original strap hinges.
Interior: arch-braced open roof; wooden screen closes off north aisle (possibly
for school room). Contemporary fittings, except font, probably C13 but heavily
(RCHM Dorset I, p.99(1). J Brocklebank; Victorian Stone Carvers in Dorset
Churches 1856-1880, p.62).
Listing NGR: SY5620094351
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