List entry

List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

List entry Number: 1056149

Location

CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, CHURCH LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SomersetSouth SomersetDistrict AuthorityHaselbury Plucknett

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Apr-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262262

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

ST4710 HASELBURY PLUCKNETT CP CHURCH LANE (North side)

10/14 Church of St Michael and All Angels 19.4.61

GV II*

Anglican parish church. C14, C15, late C19 and C20. Ham stone ashlar; chancel has Welsh slate roof with ornamental stone ridge, stepped coped east gable with cross finial, vestry to match; nave has concrete tile roof behind battlemented parapets between moulded gable copings. Two-cell plan of single-bay chancel, 4-bay nave; former aisled plan, arcades removed in 1920. South porch, north-east vestry and west tower. Chancel apparently a C19 rebuild; high plinth; 3-light C14 style traceried east window with mid-transome and pointed-arched label with plain stops, with small 2-light Y-traceried vent above; matching 2-light window in south wall. Vestry has 3-light chamfer-mullioned east window in chamfered recess, flat arched with label, and plain pointed-arched doorway; and single cusped-light window to west. Nave has tall plinth, angled corner and bay buttresses with offsets, string course with gargoyles and battlemented parapets; windows to match east chancel window. South porch possibly C15 in part, with angled corner buttresses, coped gable with uncarved projecting block, and shaft-and-hollow outer archway, moulded semi-circular inner arch to doorway having double ogee and hollow moulding. Tower probably C14, 3 stages; angled corner buttresses 2 stages high, tall plinth, string courses, the upper with gargoyles, battlemented parapets; octagonal plan parapet to south-east corner, crowned with weathervane, to same height as main tower. West door has 4-centred arch with carved spandrils under square label. West window above of 3-light simple Perpendicular tracery, set in hollow pointed-arched recess; remainder of stage 1 and stage 2 all round plain; to stage 3 are 2-light windows with C14 tracery in hollowed recesses with plain-stop labels, filled with decoratively-pierced stone baffles. Interior much altered. C14 chancel arch, but C12 style arches to south and west walls of vestry, the latter possibly original, but the twin shafts now missing from jambs; remainder of work apparently C19 and C20. Nave has acoustic tile ceiling, mostly C19 fittings. Circular tub font on cylindrical base, of uncertain date, set under the high C14 tower arch; C20 part glazed screen behind this arch. Memorials include a tablet on south chancel wall to William Hoskins, died 1760, in black and white marble with open pediment, cartouche of iris and swags; several other C18 and C19 memorials in nave. 1906 art-nouveau style leading to south nave windows; those on north side in process of being reglazed in coloured glass (June 1986) to designs by the parishioners. (Pevsner, N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST4713610930

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

National Grid Reference: ST 47136 10930

Map


© Crown Copyright and database right 2014. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2014. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.

This copy shows the entry on 25-Oct-2014 at 12:07:18.