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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Buckland Dinham, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.26 / 51°15'36"N

Longitude: -2.3525 / 2°21'8"W

OS Eastings: 375500

OS Northings: 151265

OS Grid: ST755512

Mapcode National: GBR 0RW.S3H

Mapcode Global: VH976.5LPF

Plus Code: 9C3V7J6X+22

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 11 March 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345316

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267070

Location: Buckland Dinham, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Buckland Dinham

Built-Up Area: Buckland Dinham

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Parish church. Nave, chancel, south chapel and south porch of circa 1200, north chapel of 1325, further chapel to north
of chancel and west tower of 1480; late C19 restoration. Rubble, slate and stone tile roof. Nave with 2 early lancets,
remainder of openings of the restoration; south door in Transitional style, depressed arch with outer zig-zag
decoration on vertical springers with colonettes, north door in a much plainer style. Porch with parvise and stone fan
vault, depressed arch outer door opening with panelled reveals reworked C1480. South chapel with single and triple
lancets, shafted and cusped inside, carved taper brackets on north wall. C19 three light cusped east window, 3-light
Perpendicular window to north chancel chapel. Perpendicular tower of 3 stages, diagonally buttressed, single 3-light
bell chamber openings with stone latticework, paired openings in stage below with blind tracery. Interior on encustic
tile and flag floors, oldest feature Norman tub font with frieze. Furniture includes 2 C17 oak chests and a pair of
coffin stools; 2 chairs, one with a carved solid back, the other on turned legs with a latticwork C17 seat and back;
C17 altar table. C17 panelled pulpit, probably once a 3 decker, further similar panelling to rear of sedilia. Half
broken cusped tomb recess to north side of nave; pair of demi- figures to Sir John Dinham and his lady of 1332 set into
floor of north chapel, late C19 commemorative plaque and rails. (SANHS, vol 57i, 1911).

Listing NGR: ST7550351267

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