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Church of St Michael, St Cuthbert Out

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 268058

OS Grid Reference: ST5751644601
OS Grid Coordinates: 357516, 144601
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1990, -2.6094

Locality: St Cuthbert Out
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA5 3PE

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Listing Text


15/39 Church of St Michael



Anglican Parish Church. Norman establishment, some C14 work, rebuilt C15, restored 1872 with rebuilt chancel and added
organ chamber. Coursed and squared rubble and ashlar, lead sheeting roofs, coped verge. Perpendicular. Nave, chancel,
north aisle, north organ chamber, south porch, west tower. Embattled 3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses, gargoyles,
2-light bell chamber windows with Somerset-type tracery, stone grilles, topping embattled stair turret, clock, west
window, west door. Three bay embattled nave, each aerlon enriched by a foiled niche, gargoyles, pinnacles, 2-light
windows, 2 with square heads and one with a pointed head. Porch with parapet and coping, diagonal buttresses,
gargoyles, shafted outer door opening, benched interior on flagstone floor, C19 roof on corbels carved as heads.
Three-bay aisle, embattled in conforming style to nave, buttresses, gargoyles, pinnacles, 3-light pointed-head windows,
door. Three-bay chancel, reset single and 2-light Decorated windows, 3-light Perpendicular east window. Organ chamber
in Perpendicular style, pierced parapet. Interior plastered on flagstone floor; roofs of the restoration; to nave and
aisle on corbels carved as angels. Three bay arcade to aisle, piers of 4-hollow section; chamfered chancel and tower
arches, possibly earlier than the C15. Arches to organ chamber of 1872. Norman dragon heads reset in the chancel over a
south window. Good stone pulpit dated 1621, with rosettes, fleur-de-lis and symbols of the Trinity. Octagonally
Perpendicular font, a quatrefoil to each face. Piscina also Perpendicular. Pews, choir stalls, altar rails, organ,
reredos and screen late C19. Iron candelabrae. Five late C18-early C19 monuments under tower; elaborate mid C19
monument over north door. Window to south of nave with reset medieval glass fragaents; 8 late C19 stained glass
windows. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5751644601

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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