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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Michelmersh and Timsbury, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0379 / 51°2'16"N

Longitude: -1.5078 / 1°30'27"W

OS Eastings: 434608

OS Northings: 126622

OS Grid: SU346266

Mapcode National: GBR 74N.X6X

Mapcode Global: FRA 76QC.QDX

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 29 May 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 140937

Location: Michelmersh and Timsbury, Test Valley, Hampshire, SO51

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

Civil Parish: Michelmersh and Timsbury

Built-Up Area: Michelmersh

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Michelmersh St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

SU 32 NW
4/32 Church of St Mary


Parish church. C12 church but chancel lengthened mid C13 and N & S transeptual
chapels added (S demolished, N vestry), later S aisle, C16 SW separate belfry
and refenestration, 1847 restoration and S Porch. Flint with stone dressings,
old plain tile roofs, timber-frame and weatherboarded belfry and porch. Plan of
long chancel (E part C13), with N vestry/chapel to W bay, nave C12 with C14 S aisle
having to W C16 2-stage belfry, and in centre C19 porch. E end of chancel has
C13 stepped triple lancets window and C13 sanctus bell opening in gable. To S at
E C13 squareheaded 2-light trefoiled window with net tracery. In centre C13
double lancet window, and at W C13 triple lancet window with trefoiled centre light.
N wall has at E restored C13 double lancet window. Below, to E, early C18
monument to Margaret Barbar. In front of rest parallel roofed N transept, to ends
triple lancet window with trefoils, to N side 3-centred doorway and triple lancet.
Nave has to N 3 huge early C16 squareheaded 3-light cinquefoiled windows, that to W
restored, tall stepped buttresses between and at W. S aisle as to E half C19 foiled
and ogee-headed lancets. In centre C19 gabled timber porch with carved barge-
boards. Beside on W, C19 ogee-headed lancet and buttress at W end under tiled
coping extending from roof. Square-plan 2-stage belfry with 2-light bell-openings
on each face and hipped roof with weathervane. At W end of nave has C16
chamfered roundheaded doorway, 2-light window in square-head and on each corner tall
stepped buttresses. Inside chancel, E window has splayed pointed arch as does N
window and central 5 windows. SE window has flat arch and pointed niche in W splay
and reset C13 stained glass heads. SW window below S transept arch. Transept
arches chamfered roundheaded, to S arch remains of imposts and shafts, to N arch
part of medieval coffin lid in E Tomb. In front of N arch on C20 base, c1320 stone
effigy of Sir Geoffrey de Canterton. On chancel walls monuments : 1538 to Tristram
Fantelroy; 1737 to Rev Charles Cranley; 1796 to Rev Baker. At W floor slabs:
1699 to Richard Mannyngham; 1695 to Silena Manningham; 1682 to Rev Richard
Mannyngham; 1725 to Phillis Shiplam; medieval slab with lost inlays. Chancel arch
C19 chamfered pointed arch lying into walls. S arcade 2 bays, similar. In SW
wall high-set door for gallery. On W wall Royal Arms GIIIR. In aisle at W end
monument 1682 to Sir William Ogle. Below and to N C17 dado panelling, In front
C13 font recarved early C16 of cushion bowl with carved lilies and grotesques on
corners to square bottom on drum base. VCH; Vol 3; 1908; p426-7. Pevsner;
Hampshire; 1967; p335.

Listing NGR: SU3467526674

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