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Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in West Compton, Dorset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229050

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403809

Location: West Compton, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

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

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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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