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Parish Church of St Michael, Askerswell

Description: Parish Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 105026

OS Grid Reference: SY5299492588
OS Grid Coordinates: 352994, 92588
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7310, -2.6674

Location: Nallers Lane, Askerswell, Dorset DT2 9EJ

Locality: Askerswell
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 9EJ

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Listing Text


3/6 Parish Church of
St Michael

Parish Church. C15 west tower. Nave and north aisle, chancel and
south porch rebuilt 1858, CA (tablet on south porch) in
Perpendicular style. Random rubble walls with dressed stone bands.
Slate roof with stone gable-copings. West tower, C15, of 3 stages
with set-back buttresses and set-offs. Moulded plinth. West door-
way with moulded jambs 4-centred head and a shield in each spandrel.
Plinth moulding carried up over doorhead. 2-leaf C20 plank door.
Half-octagonal south stair-turret. Nave of 3 bays without clear
storey, windows are 3-light trefoil-cusped with panel tracery over.
Returned labels. Chancel of one bay, 2-light window of the same
style. East window of 3-lights with a quatrefoil in the centre of
the head. South porch, pointed-arch entrance with moulded jambs.
Inner doorway, pointed arch with a straight chamfer and pyramid
stops. 2-leaf plank door with ornamental strap-hinges, C19. North
aisle, C19, under a pentice slate roof, simple 2-light windows with
quatrefoil heads. Interior: 3 bays. North arcade on octagonal
piers with moulded capitals, and chamfered and quirked arches.
Tower arch has panelled jambs and soffit, C15. Roofs: of arch-
braced collar-beam type carried on stone corbels, C19. Fittings:
font, late C12, stone circular bowl decorated with continuous
intersecting arches on colonettes with imposts. Stone cylindrical
stem with interlace cable and spur feet. Brass indent, in tower,
stone slab (top part missing) with indent of foliated cross and
marginal inscription in separate capitals. Slab forms part of tomb
stone to Thomas de Luda and Eleanor his wife, c.1320, formerly in
Abbotsbury Abbey. Inscription records gift of Holywell to the
abbey. Other half of slab in Whitechurch Canonicorum church.
Image: on west wall of the tower, carved stone panel of the
Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John, C15.
RCHM Dorset I, p 12 (1).

Listing NGR: SY5299492588

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Source: English Heritage

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