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Church of St Michael, Stour Provost

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102766

OS Grid Reference: ST7940221572
OS Grid Coordinates: 379402, 121572
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9932, -2.2949

Location: Church Lane, Stour Provost, Dorset SP8 5RZ

Locality: Stour Provost
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP8 5RZ

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Listing Text


2/136 Church of St Michael

Parish Church. Possibly C13 origin, nave partly C14, south tower
partly C15, north aisle, C16, chancel, south porch and general
restoration first half of C19, further restoration later C19.
Coursed rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings. Stone slated,
gable-ended roof to nave. Slate, gable-ended roof to chancel. Stone
copings. Fenestration is largely early C19 with 3 light windows under
2 and 4-centred arches with 'Y -tracery' and returned labels. East
chancel window of 3-lights under 4-centred head with perpendicular
tracery. North chancel window has C19 2-light plate tracery under 2-
centred head. South chancel windows are C19 lancets. C13, probably
reset, lancet in south wall of nave. South tower: 2 stages: unbuttressed;
crocketted finials; plain south window under 2 centred head with plain
rectangular window over; bell stage has 2-centred, perpendicular windows
with 2-lights; parapet strings with gargoyles. South porch is rebuilt
and has a chamfered, 2-centred arch. South door has moulded 4-centred
arch with returned label. Internal features: 2-centred chancel arch
of 2 chamfered orders with 3-sided responds with capitals; 4 bay nave
arcade with 2-centred moulded arches on piers with attached shafts
separated by hollow chamfers; blocked tower arch; chancel roof with
intersecting moulded beams and wall-plates, the bays so formed being
divided into coffers with fretted panels; C19 tie-beam roof to nave;
flat plaster roof to aisle; C15 octagonal stone font with panelled
sides on panelled octagonal plinth; C18 communion rails; c.1800, 6-
panel south door; C19 glass; probably C20 stone pulpit; C18 floor
slabs; other fittings largely C19.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, pp 79-81, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N,
The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972.

Listing NGR: ST7940121572

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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