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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Haselbury Plucknett

Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 262262

OS Grid Reference: ST4713610930
OS Grid Coordinates: 347136, 110930
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8954, -2.7530

Locality: Haselbury Plucknett
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA18 7PA

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Listing Text


10/14 Church of St Michael and All


Anglican parish church. C14, C15, late C19 and C20. Ham stone ashlar; chancel has Welsh slate roof with ornamental
stone ridge, stepped coped east gable with cross finial, vestry to match; nave has concrete tile roof behind
battlemented parapets between moulded gable copings. Two-cell plan of single-bay chancel, 4-bay nave; former aisled
plan, arcades removed in 1920. South porch, north-east vestry and west tower. Chancel apparently a C19 rebuild; high
plinth; 3-light C14 style traceried east window with mid-transome and pointed-arched label with plain stops, with small
2-light Y-traceried vent above; matching 2-light window in south wall. Vestry has 3-light chamfer-mullioned east window
in chamfered recess, flat arched with label, and plain pointed-arched doorway; and single cusped-light window to west.
Nave has tall plinth, angled corner and bay buttresses with offsets, string course with gargoyles and battlemented
parapets; windows to match east chancel window. South porch possibly C15 in part, with angled corner buttresses, coped
gable with uncarved projecting block, and shaft-and-hollow outer archway, moulded semi-circular inner arch to doorway
having double ogee and hollow moulding. Tower probably C14, 3 stages; angled corner buttresses 2 stages high, tall
plinth, string courses, the upper with gargoyles, battlemented parapets; octagonal plan parapet to south-east corner,
crowned with weathervane, to same height as main tower. West door has 4-centred arch with carved spandrils under square
label. West window above of 3-light simple Perpendicular tracery, set in hollow pointed-arched recess; remainder of
stage 1 and stage 2 all round plain; to stage 3 are 2-light windows with C14 tracery in hollowed recesses with
plain-stop labels, filled with decoratively-pierced stone baffles. Interior much altered. C14 chancel arch, but C12
style arches to south and west walls of vestry, the latter possibly original, but the twin shafts now missing from
jambs; remainder of work apparently C19 and C20. Nave has acoustic tile ceiling, mostly C19 fittings. Circular tub font
on cylindrical base, of uncertain date, set under the high C14 tower arch; C20 part glazed screen behind this arch.
Memorials include a tablet on south chancel wall to William Hoskins, died 1760, in black and white marble with open
pediment, cartouche of iris and swags; several other C18 and C19 memorials in nave. 1906 art-nouveau style leading to
south nave windows; those on north side in process of being reglazed in coloured glass (June 1986) to designs by the
parishioners. (Pevsner, N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST4713610930

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Source: English Heritage

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