St Michael's Church, Raddington

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Church of St Michael
St Michaels Church, Raddington.jpg
St Michael's Church, Raddington is located in Somerset
St Michael's Church, Raddington
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or cityRaddington, Chipstable
CountryEngland
Coordinates51°01′32″N 3°23′53″W / 51.0255°N 3.3981°W / 51.0255; -3.3981
Completed13th century

The Church of St Michael at Raddington in the parish of Chipstable, Somerset, England, dates from the 13th and 14th centuries and has been designated as a grade I listed building.[1]

The 13th century tower was restored in 1695 and rendered in the 20th century. Two of the four bells which hung in the tower until around 1971 were cast in the 1370s.[2] The windows date from the 14th or 15th century, as do the bells, which were renovated and re-hung in 1986.[3]

Under the plaster on the walls of the nave are wall paintings.[4] [5] The chancel screen dates from the 14th century. The font is of a 13th-century Purbeck type. The carved bosses in the roof include a green man.[2]

The parish is part of the benefice of Wiveliscombe and the Hills within the deanery of Tone.[6]

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  1. ^ "Church of St Michael". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 17 October 2008.
  2. ^ a b Dunning, Robert. "Parishes: Raddington". A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 5. British History Online. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Our churches". Waterrow Chipstable & Raddington. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Wivey and the Hills". Church of England. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Raddington — Church of St Michael". Wiveliscombe Area Website. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  6. ^ "St Michael, Raddington". Church of England. Retrieved 19 September 2011.