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© Mr Terry Abbiss

IoE Number: 270114
Location: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL,
  STAWLEY, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Terry Abbiss
Date Photographed: 05 September 2004
Date listed: 25 January 1956
Date of last amendment: 25 January 1956
Grade I

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ST02SESTAWLEY CP6/39Church of St Michael25.1.56

ST02SE STAWLEY CP 6/39 Church of St Michael 25.1.56 - I Church Cll, with C13 and C16 alterations and additions. Red sandstone random rubble masonry, Ham stone dressings, slate roof. Nave, chancel, West tower, South porch. 3 stage early C16 tower, moulded plinth, embattled parapet, angled buttresses, stair turret, 3-light perpendicular window, strip of quatrefoil decoration with shields inscribed "Pray for the soules of Henry Hines and Agnes his Wyffe AD1522", above 4-centred arch doorway. East end, unusual survival of square headed 3-light window with drip mould C16, South side chancel 2-light windows and priest's door C13, 2 and 4 light perpendicular windows flanking porch, late C17 cross window with leaded panes on North wall. Gabled C14 porch with round headed entrance, C14 moulded doorway with fine C13 door with ornamental hinges. Interior: rendered. Chancel set slightly off-centre, barrel vault with moulded wooden ribs, same with bosses in nave. Octagonal font on octagonal shaft set into square base with flatened broaches, C14. Box pews, pulpit with tester, baluster altar rails, panelled dado in chancel, all C18, Royal coat of arms over chancel arch. Lords Prayer and Credo inscribed on wooden panels 1826 North wail, Ten Commandments in the tower. Unusual in the absence of C19 alterations; fine C18 fittings.

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