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Parish Church of St Michael, Steeple

Description: Parish Church of St Michael

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108699

OS Grid Reference: SY9113580903
OS Grid Coordinates: 391135, 80903
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6278, -2.1267

Location: Steeple, Dorset BH20 5NY

Locality: Steeple
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 5NY

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Listing Text

20.11.59 Parish Church of
St Michael

Parish Church. C12 origin, enlarged in C16 and C17. Restored, and chancel rebuilt
c1855. Stone walls, stone slate roofs with coped gables. Nave, chancel, north
transept, south vestry, south porch, west tower. Tower, C16, of two stages, with
string course. Projecting stair turret on north. Plain parapet. 2-light mullioned
windows to belfry, with stone louvres. West doorway blocked. Large traceried
window above this. South porch c1855. Vestry C16 - originally a chapel. South
wall of nave has three C15 square-headed 2-light windows and one high level window
at west end. South doorway C12, of two orders, with plain imposts and square
jambs. North transept, C17, has, in east wall, a 4-centred arched doorway, with
Coat of Arms of Lawrence quartering Washington over. 3-light square-headed
windows. In north wall of nave, one lancet window and blocked doorway. Internally,
nave has plastered barrel vault with moulded ribs and bosses with Coats of Arms of
Lawrence quartering Washington - renewed. Other roofs C19. Font C13. Altar rails
early C19. Two bells on tower floor, one C16, one C17. The Lawrence family. Lords
of the Manor since the C16 had married into the Washington family in 1381 and their
Coat of Arms incorporates the Stars and Stripes. Stone boundary wall to churchyard,
which contains several C18 and C19 headstones. RCHM Monument 1.

Listing NGR: SY9113680905

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Source: English Heritage

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