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Church of St Michael, Gussage St Michael

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107383

OS Grid Reference: ST9858511332
OS Grid Coordinates: 398585, 111332
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9015, -2.0215

Locality: Gussage St Michael
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 5HW

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There is also a scheduled monument, Wayside Cross 70m North of St Michael's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

ST 91 SE

5/46 Church of St Michael

Parish Church, C12 west tower, C13 nave and aisles; south aisle rebuilt C14;
C15 upper stage of tower, north porch and some refenestration; 1857 chancel;
late C19 north vestry; 1857 work by G E Street. Flint with squared rubble
blocks and ashlar dressings, tower part rendered. Slated and tiled roofs
with clerestory to nave. Plan: nave; chancel; north aisle; south aisle;
west tower; north vestry; north porch. West tower: 3-stage with embattled
parapet; original flat buttress to west; lower stage has square loops;
second stage has C14 trefoiled loops; upper floor has C15 pointed belfry
windows of 2 lights with quatrefoils in head. North porch has a moulded
4-centred arch. North aisle has a C15 square-headed 3-light window.
Vestry and chancel have square-headed north and south windows of one and
2 lights. East chancel window with plate tracery of 3 trefoiled lights.
Pointed, chamfered C19 south chancel door. South aisle has a C13 lancet
east and 2 square-headed, Perpendicular tracery windows of 2-lights to the
south wall. To the left is a blocked, pointed, chamfered door. Cl7 plank
door to north doorway with wrought-iron strap hinges.

Internal features: C19 pointed chancel arch reusing earlier material;
C12 round headed tower arch with alternating greensand and heathstone
voussoirs; 2 bay pointed arcades springing from cylindrical piers with
moulded caps and bases, the south cap having some dog-tooth ornamentation;
C15, 3-bay nave roof with tie-beams and king-posts; C16 moulded beam roof
to north aisle; C13 font with circular bowl on cylindrical stem; C15 tre-
foiled niche above porch arch; other features largely C19. (RCHM, Dorset,
vol V, p 22-23, no. 1, Newman,J and Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England:
Dorset, 1972, p 219).

Listing NGR: ST9858511332

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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