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Church of St Michael the Archangel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1475 / 51°8'50"N

Longitude: -2.1959 / 2°11'45"W

OS Eastings: 386395

OS Northings: 138710

OS Grid: ST863387

Mapcode National: GBR 1VR.X8Y

Mapcode Global: VH97V.WFH5

Plus Code: 9C3V4RW3+XM

Entry Name: Church of St Michael the Archangel

Listing Date: 11 September 1968

Last Amended: 1 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364380

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313263

Location: Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Brixton Deverill

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: The Deverills and Horningsham

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 83 NE
(east side)
5/42 Church of St. Michael the Archangel
(formerly listed as the Church of
11.9.68 St Michael)


Anglican parish church. C13, C15 tower, restoration of 1730 and
1862. Dressed limestone, tiled chancel roof, stone slates to nave.
Plan: Nave, chancel, north-east vestry, west tower over entrance.
Restored west door has pointed arch with attached shafts and square
hoodmould with quatrefoils to spandrels. C14 style ogee-headed
window with crocketed hoodmould to second stage of 3-stage tower,
offset bellstage has 2-light Perpendicular window with louvres to
west side, other side has single pointed window with louvres,
cornice to plain parapet with gableted spirelets to corners,
inscription records a former spire and renovation in 1852, diagonal
buttresses. South side of nave has two C19 Decorated style windows
with hoodmoulds and unfinished terminals, central buttress, C18
coved cornice. South side of chancel has two recessed chamfered
lancets, C19 priest's doorway with planked door, east end has C19
geometric-style window, north side has attached lean-to vestry with
lancet. North side of nave has two 2-light windows with
reticulated tracery.
Interior: Plain double-chamfered pointed tower arch, probably C18.
Stone floors throughout. C18 nave ceiling with deeply coved
plaster cornice with guilloche ornament. Good C13 chancel arch
with triple shafts, the main one with keel moulding, moulded
capitals, well-moulded arch with dogtooth ornament and square
chamfered responds. Two-bay chancel has C19 braced collar roof on
stone corbels, high sills to restored windows, chamfered pointed
doorway to vestry. Good pews with fielded panels, possibly C18.
Fine Romanesque stone font with chevron decoration to cylindrical
bowl and C17 font cover, in entrance and brought here from Imber,
Church of St. Giles (q.v. Imber C.P.). C17 carved panels set on
north wall of chancel, possibly from a poorbox. Monuments include
a Gothic tablet in nave to Rev. William Barnes, died 1858,
classical marble to Edward and Mary Frowd, died 1776 and 1803,
signed by J. Chapman of Frome, two marbles in porch signed by T.
King of Bath; to Harriet Woodroffe, died 1806 and to Rev. Arthur
Coham, died 1799. Unsigned stained glass of 1860s, by same company
throughout church. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England:
Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST8639538710

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