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Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Rampisham

Description: Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 November 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 105465

OS Grid Reference: ST5616802206
OS Grid Coordinates: 356168, 102206
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8177, -2.6236

Location: Broom Hill, Rampisham, Dorset DT2 0PS

Locality: Rampisham
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 0PS

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Listing Text


3/140 Parish Church of
11.11.60 St Michael and All


Parish Church. C14 and C15 south tower. Chancel rebuilt by
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin 1845-7; nave, aisles and north
porch rebuilt by J Hicks, 1859, in Decorated style. Random
rubble-stone and coursed rubble walls with chamfered plinth
and dressed stone quoins. Stone slab roof with stone
gable-copings, and galvanised iron on chancel.
South Tower: 3 stages, 2 lower of early C14, and top stage C15.
East wall, blocked doorway with chamfered jambs and pointed head.
South wall has a window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical
tracery in a 2-centred head with moulded reveals. West wall has a C19
doorway. 2nd stage: windows of one pointed light in the
north, south and west walls. Bell-chamber: has in each
wall a window of 2 trefoiled lights with a quatrefoil in a
2-centred head with moulded reveals, the lights are filled
with stone guilles of pierced quatrefoils. Embattled parapet,
pinacles and gargoyles and C15 stair tower. Chancel: 2 bays,
2-light windows with ogival cusping and inverted trefoil in
head, under segmental-pointed arches. East window of 3 main
lights with intersecting tracery and open trefoils and
quatrefoils. Label with head-stops. Stone gable-coping with
cross-in-wheel over. Diagonal buttresses. Nave and aisles,
4 bays, no clerestory, aisle windows are 2-light with
veticulated quatrefoil heads. West window of 4 lights with
ogival cusping and flowing tracery, 5-pointed figure made up
of mouchettes, in head of window. Interior: chancel, ceiled
in mansard shape with ceiled ashlaring, painted blue with
gold stars. Nave roof: steep cross-braced arch-brace roof
brought down onto stone angel-corbels, ashlaring, one set of
purlins. Nave has north and south aisles, quatrefoil piers
and capitals with naturalistic foliage, stilted and segmental-
pointed arches; organ-chamber fills the easternmost bay of
south aisle, specially designed. Chancel-arch has moulded
jambs, responds and naturalistic foliage capitals, pointed
arch. Fittings: Font, mid C19, stone with large octagonal
stem and bowl, with carved figures of saints and evangelists
on bowl under canopied niches. Figures around stem. Piscina:
in tower, south wall, recess with trefoiled ogee head and
plain drain, C14. Stained Glass, probably designed by
Pugin, made by Powell.

(RCHM Dorset I, p191(2). J Newman and N Persner, Dorset,

Listing NGR: ST5616702207

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Source: English Heritage

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