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Parish Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Steeple, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6275 / 50°37'39"N

Longitude: -2.1265 / 2°7'35"W

OS Eastings: 391148

OS Northings: 80879

OS Grid: SY911808

Mapcode National: GBR 227.H6H

Mapcode Global: FRA 67FD.WY8

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152213

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108699

Location: Steeple, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Steeple with Tyneham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Steeple with Tyneham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SY98SW MORETON STEEPLE
9/242
20.11.59 Parish Church of
St Michael
GV
I


Parish Church. C12 origin, enlarged in C16 and C17. Restored, and chancel rebuilt
c1855. Stone walls, stone slate roofs with coped gables. Nave, chancel, north
transept, south vestry, south porch, west tower. Tower, C16, of two stages, with
string course. Projecting stair turret on north. Plain parapet. 2-light mullioned
windows to belfry, with stone louvres. West doorway blocked. Large traceried
window above this. South porch c1855. Vestry C16 - originally a chapel. South
wall of nave has three C15 square-headed 2-light windows and one high level window
at west end. South doorway C12, of two orders, with plain imposts and square
jambs. North transept, C17, has, in east wall, a 4-centred arched doorway, with
Coat of Arms of Lawrence quartering Washington over. 3-light square-headed
windows. In north wall of nave, one lancet window and blocked doorway. Internally,
nave has plastered barrel vault with moulded ribs and bosses with Coats of Arms of
Lawrence quartering Washington - renewed. Other roofs C19. Font C13. Altar rails
early C19. Two bells on tower floor, one C16, one C17. The Lawrence family. Lords
of the Manor since the C16 had married into the Washington family in 1381 and their
Coat of Arms incorporates the Stars and Stripes. Stone boundary wall to churchyard,
which contains several C18 and C19 headstones. RCHM Monument 1.


Listing NGR: SY9113680905

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