Church of St Michael, Clapton in Gordano

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Church of St Michael
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Church of St Michael, Clapton in Gordano is located in Somerset
Church of St Michael, Clapton in Gordano
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Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Clapton in Gordano
Country England
Coordinates 51°27′30″N 2°46′02″W / 51.4583°N 2.7673°W / 51.4583; -2.7673
Completed 13th century

The Church of St Michael in Clapton in Gordano, Somerset, England, dates from the 13th century and is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building,[1] and is a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2] It was vested in the Trust on 1 June 1995.[3]

St Michael’s closed in 1995 but due to its architectural interest was adopted by the Trust, however occasional services are still held throughout the year.[4]

The 12th-century tympanum is the oldest visible part of the church to have survived, however the majority of the building is from the 13th century.[2]

Inside are reredos and benches, a 14th-century font and a late 17th-century monument.[2] The 13th-century oak screen in the church originally divided the Great Hall and the Buttery in the adjacent Court House.[4]

The first record of the church is an agreement dated 1226 between William, son of Arthur de Clopton and Richard of Keynsham Abbey.[4]

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  1. ^ English Heritage, "Church of St Michael, Clapton-in-Gordano (1129088)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 9 July 2013 
  2. ^ a b c St Michael's Church, Clapton-in-Gordano, Somerset, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 1 April 2011 
  3. ^ Diocese of Bath and Wells: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 2, retrieved 1 April 2011 
  4. ^ a b c "St Michaels Church, Clapton in Gordano". The United Benefice of East Clevedon. Retrieved 2009-04-05.