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Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 3 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 137909
OS Grid Reference: SU6366452186
OS Grid Coordinates: 463664, 152186
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2653, -1.0889
SU 65 SW BASINGSTOKE CHURCH SQUARE
3.5.49 Church of St Michael
C14, C15, C16 and 1920. A church of early origin, with late-medieval replacements.
A comparatively small east end, comprising a chancel (a rebuild of 1464 with a
fine exposed timber roof within), a south chapel and vestry (of C14), and a
larger north (War Memorial) chapel of 1720. The larger scale nave and aisles
(1520) has 5 bays, enclosing the Tower at the west end, and there is a 2-storeyed
south porch of 1539. The east end has steeply-pitched red tile roofing, flint
walls with stone dressings (chequer-board pattern for the north chapel) for
windows, bands, buttresses. The main body of the church is in stone ashlar,
the nave having a flat roof (lead) behind a crenellated parapet the windows of
3 lights in the clerestory and 4 lights in the aisles; there are cill bands, high
moulded plinth, and plain parapets to the aisles. The Tower is of 4 stages, with
a crenellated parapet, octagonal corner buttresses capped by pinnacles of 1879,
with a large west window. Within there are 3 hatchments with the Royal Coat of
Arms (of Elizabeth, James I, and William III), a font of 1885, and some windows
at the east end containing small areas of C16 glass, from the Holy Ghost Chapel.
Listing NGR: SU6363152194
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Source: English Heritage
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