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St Michaels Church Tower, Glastonbury

Description: St Michaels Church Tower

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 266011

OS Grid Reference: ST5121838615
OS Grid Coordinates: 351218, 138615
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1447, -2.6987

Location: Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8BG

Locality: Glastonbury
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 8BG

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There is also a scheduled monument, St Michael's Church, Monastic Remains, and Other Settlement Remains on Glastonbury Tor, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


1133 St Michael's Church Tower
(formerly listed as
St Michael's Chapel)

ST 5138 8/7

Only the tower, without the upper storey, remains from the medieval church. Said to date from late C13 with Perpendicular additions. Restored 1804. 3 storeys. Corner buttresses. Stringcourses. Perpendicular bell-openings and battlements. Sculptured tablet of eagle below parapet. 7 canopied niches in west face. Y-tracery to lower storey. Carved reliefs over deeply moulded west door. A dominant feature of the Somerset landscape. Scheduled Ancient Monument. In the care of the National Trust.

Listing NGR: ST5122138620

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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