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Church of St Michael, Wonston

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 145253

OS Grid Reference: SU4887839271
OS Grid Coordinates: 448878, 139271
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1506, -1.3025

Location: 1 Old Stoke Road, Wonston, Hampshire SO21 3PF

Locality: Wonston
Local Authority: Winchester City Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SO21 3PF

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Listing Text


4/29 Church of St Michael


Parish church. Circa 1190, mid C13, mid C14, C15, C17. Flint rubble mainly
rendered with stone dressings, old plain tile roof, with medieval ridge
tiles. Nave, N arcade and chancel arch. Circa 1190, and chancel rebuilt 1225-
50. Mid C14 W bays to aisle and nave with squat broach spire. N chapel to
chancel rebuilt C15. Chancel has C15 perp. 3 light E window and 2 C13 S lancets.
Hampton Chapel has square headed 3-light cinquefoiled N window and 2-light perp
E window. At SE of nave early C14 2-light decorated window. S doorway C14,
plain with 2 chamfered orders and C19 timberframed, tiled porch. W window 3-
light early C14 decorated. Aisle has renewed C14 2-light perp W window, C19 2-
light-window and reset C12 doorway with zig-zag moulding. Spire is oak shingled.
Inside E window has some C15 glass and both lancet sills carry down, one as
sedile, other to low window. On N wide C15 arch of 2 hollow chamfered orders on
splayed, recessed jambs, with moulded capitals, to chapel. Chapel E window has
moulded rear arch with Hampton shield on label; some C15 glass. On S wall frag-
ments of C13 wall painting. W wall has plain, chamfered round arch of uncertain
date. C15 roof low pitched with arched braces and embattled wallplate. Tomb
chest with lid brasses to Thomas Hampton & family, 1483. Panelled tomb chest to
John Waller, 1525, in front gravestone to Richard Waller, 1552. Tomb chest to
Sir Thomas Phelipps, 1626. C12 chancel arch round of 2 orders, outer with roll
and band of zig-zag moulding. Capitals have reeded foliage, nook shafts with
spreading moulded bases. C12 2 bay arcade has heavy octagonal pier and responds,
unmoulded arches and capitals of many scallops. Early C17 nave roof has moulded
wallplate and arch braces with pendants. S E window has recess below with
surviving brass to Thomas Wayte, 1482. In aisle C12 square capital with foliage
of trailing vine, part of pillar piscina, and C15 sculpture illustrating Mass
of St-Gregory. At W end incomplete tomb chest and back to Sir James Phelipps, 1652.
Under E arcade arch pair of early C16 Purbeck marble altar tombs, with shields
in quatrefoils. Nearby C12 font with other fittings C19. 3 bells of 1606 and mid
C15. VCH; 1908; Vol III; p.449-451. Buildings of England, Hampshire; Pevsner,
1967; p.613.

Listing NGR: SU4868439351

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Source: English Heritage

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