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Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 11 October 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 33648
OS Grid Reference: ST5575266859
OS Grid Coordinates: 355752, 166859
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3990, -2.6374
There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Michael's Churchyard, 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.
ST 56 NE DUNDRY C.P. CHURCH ROAD (north side)
2/5 Church of St. Michael
11.10.61 (formerly listed as Dundry Parish Church)
Anglican Parish Church. Tower 1484, rest dated 1861 on hopperheads, by
G.B. Gabriel. Ashlar tower, snecked rubble elsewhere, freestone dressings, slate
roofs. West tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel, south
chapel, north vestry, north organ chamber. Perpendicular. Fine 4 stage tower
has plinth, set back buttresses, string for each stage, polygonal north-east stair
turret, first stage has ornately moulded pointed arch to door under dripmould with
regal stops, all below a pointed 5-light window under drip, on the other stages
each face has a similar 2-light window under drip with lozenge stops, mainly blank
but louvred on fourth stage where the buttresses dwindle to attached shafts, above
this stage, on a string with gargoyles, rises a complex Perpendicular pierced and
embattled parapet with central finials and hollow, pierced, square, 4-stage corner
turrets with flying buttresses, parapets and crocketed caps. The remainder of
the church is under low separately gabled roofs with raised coped verges which
also divide nave and chancel, aisle and chapel; south aisle has a trefoil lancet
to the left of the porch, which has a pointed arch, mouldings on capitals, to the
right are two 3-light windows with square heads under drips, one of these lights
the chapel, north aisle has a similar window, a blocked door and one 4-centered,
3-light window, organ chamber and chapel each have 3-light pointed east windows
which echo the similar larger one to chancel. Interior: 3-bay arcade with round
piers, fourth similar bay between chancel and chapel, slight arch brace and
windbrace roof chancel has wagon roof, tower has fluted vault springers and very
deep wave-moulded arch : tablets in tower include one late C18 marble to Symes.
Tower erected by the Merchant Venturers of Bristol as a landmark and is visible
from many parts of Avon. (N. Pevsner : Buildings of England : North Somerset and
Listing NGR: ST5575466859
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Source: English Heritage
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