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The Church of St Michael and All Angels, with Its Boundary Wall and Gate Piers, Yeovil

Description: The Church of St Michael and All Angels, with Its Boundary Wall and Gate Piers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261434

OS Grid Reference: ST5654016634
OS Grid Coordinates: 356540, 116634
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9475, -2.6200

Location: Glenville Road, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 4LJ

Locality: Yeovil
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA21 4LJ

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Listing Text


2/96 The Church of St Michael and all
Angels, with its boundary wall
and gate piers


- II

Church, opened 1897. J. Nicholson Johnson of Yeovil, architect. Ham stone,
squared random coursed, with ashlar dressings: Welsh slated roof with red
ornamental clay tile ridges. The whole in a careful early C15 style, with
touches of Art Nouveau. Short Chancel, 5-bay nave and North aisle, 3-bay Lady
Chapel on South side, with short South aisle and tower at the West end of the
South aisle: vestry projecting from end of North aisle: main entrance through
South tower doorway. The tower of 4-stages, the 2 lowest visible only from South
and West: West face plain at first stage; to the South pointed arched doorway
with moulded chamfers (no imposts) with floriated design in spandrels and
rectangular carved panel above with vine ornamentation, the whole flanked by
angled shafts culminating in turretted pinnacles. At second stage two small
cusped arched windows set high; in addition on the West face a large three light
C15 pattern window: the third stage has glazed C15 tracery windows to all faces,
and the fourth stage similar windows with pierced stone panels. The tower has
offset corner buttresses, double plinth and string courses, with crenellation to
the top: a stair turret on the South-west corner with slit windows, arched
arcaded blind panels to the parapet, has a flagmost at its top. The North
elevation is cleanly divided into bays to the North aisle by offset buttresses
between which are pointed arched mullioned windows with C15 pattern tracery:
there is a double plinth and string course over which there is crenellation -
there is no clerestorey to the nave - the roof is continuous over nave and
aisle. The Chancel window matches: the vestry projects a total of 2-bays. The
West elevation is simple, with pointed arch doorway flanked by shafts with
pinnacles to the North Aisle, and a West window of the same character as all
other windows: over it a panel of 7-blind lancets at the crown of the gable,
surmounted by a pierced stone cross. The South elevation follows the general
character - the Lady Chapel projects slightly more, and is taller than, the
South aisle: the Chancel is not crenellated, and at the East end there is a
plain gable coping with block and cross finial . The interior not seen - the
church is normally kept locked during the week (January 1983). Boundary walls of
local stone rubble random coursed with rough crenellated top averaging 1 to 1.5
metres high: 2-pairs gate piers with occasional boasted stones and moulded
facetted caps.

Listing NGR: ST5654016643

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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